Domestic Violence Law

Domestic violence is a serious matter. The results of being a victim of domestic violence or being accused of domestic violence can bring extensive damage to the family unit, as well as to one’s individual rights and liberties.

Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPO)

If you are being abused, physically or emotionally, Attorney Simmons will guide you through the process of obtaining a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO).

Pursuant to a DVPO, the victim may be eligible for possession of the shared residence, possession of a shared vehicle, temporary custody of the minor children, possession of a family animal, monetary supplements, and most importantly, protection from the abuser. A DVPO is valid for up to one (1) year and may be renewed for an additional two (2) years. If the Defendant violates the DVPO, he or she may be subjected to immediate arrest and confinement for up to forty-eight (48) hours.

OBX Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

If you are accused of committing an act of domestic violence, you are at risk of losing your freedom, constitutional rights, property, and temporary custody rights to your minor children. If you or a loved one has been served with a DVPO and need representation, Chrissy Simmons is available to defend your rights.

In addition to being served with a DVPO, you may also be facing misdemeanor or felony criminal charges. Defense Attorney Chrissy Simmons has approximately 20 years of experience in District and Superior Criminal Court as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Attorney Simmons understands the intricacies and complexities of a criminal trial and can guide you through this delicate process.

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