Anchorage Domestic Violence Lawyers
Defense Against Family Violence & Restraining Orders in Alaska
Domestic violence charges can include a variety of different offenses, leading to serious consequences and the loss of your rights. Although it is most common to hear of accusations between husband and wife or two partners in a relationship, this offense can occur in a wide range of different relationships. In addition to romantic relationships, domestic violence charges can involve former spouses, roommates, or the father or mother of your child.
If you’ve been accused, do not delay in contacting Denali Law Group to get an Anchorage domestic violence attorney on your side.
Domestic Violence Is a Nuanced & Complicated Charge
Domestic violence can be a civil or criminal case. If a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO) petition was filed, it is a civil case. However, if an arrest is made, criminal charges will likely follow. Alaska recognizes a number of offenses under the umbrella of “domestic violence.” The crime of “fear assault,” for example, may lead to an arrest for simply scaring someone. If the accused breaks something in a way that may be perceived as threatening, the alleged victim may claim criminal mischief and the accused can be arrested.
In addition, domestic violence can occur a number of different offenses, including:
- Assault and battery
- Physical abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Child endangerment/abuse
- Stalking and harassment
- Rape or sexual assault
- Attempted murder
These accusations are extremely subjective, and cases can literally come down to “he said/she said” arguments. Fear assault, criminal mischief, and other domestic violence arrests can also occur out of revenge, for attention, or when one person wants to get the upper hand in a family law dispute. If you are accused, it is vital you retain the help of a dedicated defense attorney who can analyze the evidence against you to get to the truth of the matter. At Denali Law Group, we are ready to fight for your rights and protect your best interests.
Penalties for Domestic Violence Charges
The consequences involved in domestic violence charges can be quite severe, especially if serious damage was done. At Denali Law Group, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality of representation.
“Barrier crimes” are those that permit the convicted person from certain licenses, eligibility, or associations, as they will show up on that person’s background checks. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has created a barrier crimes matrix with associated time periods. If you are arrested for a crime of domestic violence and you hold a license under the DHSS umbrella, you will lose your job. Daycare workers, personal care attendants, and any careers associated with a school or medical facility will instantly get fired should you be convicted of a crime that falls on the DHSS’s matrix.
Don’t Take Chances with Your Future
If you have been arrested for domestic violence or have recently been accused, you likely have some questions. We can address your concerns about child abuse and endangerment, domestic assault and battery, and restraining or protective orders.
As an alleged offender, it is imperative that you have the quality representation of an experienced Anchorage domestic violence defense attorney on your side. With more than 75 years of combined experience, we have a proven track record of helping those who have faced charges for domestic violence. You deserve to have our knowledge and resources on your side when you have been arrested for domestic violence.
Choose our firm to benefit from:
- 75+ years of collective experience
- Former prosecutors defending your rights
- The highest quality legal representation
- Dedication to delivering effective legal services
- Confidential case consultations
Your rights and freedom are on the line and you cannot afford to risk trying to get through this difficult time on your own. We are here to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.
Tell us about your specific circumstances by filling out a case evaluation form today.