An accusation of domestic violence can result in a restraining order being filed against you. In such a case, the restrictions specified in the order could deny or significantly limit contact between yourself and the alleged victim. Restraining orders are so serious, in fact, that the violation of one could drastically enhance the criminal sentencing and penalties in your case.
The degree of your charges will depend on:
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Domestic violence has many components, but in Hawaii, it is commonly referred to as "abuse of a family and household member." This means that you could be charged with a domestic violence offense if the alleged victim falls under any of the following categories:
Not all cases of domestic violence involve assault or physical abuse. While this is a very common factor in cases of this nature, a person could be accused of the offense for other reasons. Additionally, accusations of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and kidnapping can all tie into domestic disputes, and due to the nature of their penalties, they cannot be ignored.
There are several different forms of domestic violence, including:
Some accusations of domestic violence are made out of malice; others are made after a misunderstanding; and some are even made against the wrong person. If you were falsely accused of a domestic violence offense, our Honolulu criminal defense lawyer can help you fight the charges filed against you. With more than 3,000 successful criminal cases to our name, we are more than familiar with the best methods of defense for securing a victory.
Contact a Honolulu domestic violence attorney at the Law Office of Victor Bakke, ALC today to put more than two decades of legal experience in your corner!