Virginia Domestic Violence Attorney

Virginia Restraining Order Lawyer

The Law Office of Raymond B. Benzinger in Arlington, Virginia handles the two categories of domestic violence allegations:

Legitimate charges of abuse requiring legal intervention

False accusations levied to get out of a marriage or gain leverage in a custody dispute

Attorney Raymond B. Benzinger represents men and women on both sides of domestic violence proceedings. Contact him about your situation in Fairfax County, Arlington County or Prince William County.

The Law Office of Raymond B. Benzinger can help battered spouses, unmarried partners or other family members obtain a permanent protective order or restraining order for their own safety and to protect the children. He also represents those who are unjustly accused of assault. The no-contact order is a draconian remedy that not only prevents a parent from seeing his/her own kids, but sets the stage for further criminal charges of violating the order.

Domestic Violence Representation

Domestic violence hearings take priority on the court docket. The judges who hear these cases initially err on the safe side, issuing a temporary injunction. The subject of the restraining order cannot return home nor have any contact with the alleged victim.

Raymond Benzinger represents men or women at the initial hearing and then at a formal hearing a week or two later on (a) whether there is merit for criminal assault charges and (b) whether to make the no-contact order permanent. He will fight to avoid the heavy burden of a conviction and continuing an overly restrictive protective order.

Raymond Benzinger has practiced in family law in northern Virginia for more than 25 years and volunteers in various roles in juvenile and circuit court. Arrange a consultation by calling 703-537-5139.

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