For a civilian, being charged with domestic violence has serious consequences. For a member of the military however, a conviction for domestic violence is even worse. It ends a military career.
But a service member facing a domestic violence charge should remember this important fact: every criminal charge has defenses. With the help of an experienced defense attorney, it may be possible to get a charge dismissed or gain an acquittal. It may also be possible to minimize the consequences while retaining your military rank and career.
At The Foley Law Firm, we have years of experience handling domestic violence cases, first as prosecutors and then as private defense attorneys. We know how prosecutors think. We know how to identify flaws in prosecutors’ cases. And we have the advocacy skills that can make a difference, even in tough cases.
For a free consultation with a lawyer, call The Foley Law Firm in Colorado Springs at 719-757-1182.
As a military service member, you have access to a JAG officer who can advise and represent you. You can even obtain representation by a public defender. But there are many reasons why you should consider hiring a private defense attorney.
At The Foley Law Firm, we understand domestic violence charges like few other attorneys do. As a prosecutor for the 4 th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, David W. Foley developed the training program for the District’s prosecutors. Having handled hundreds of domestic violence cases, Mr. Foley understands domestic violence law, the legal system and how to get results for his clients. The Foley Law Firm will fight for your rights and freedom – and for your military career.
Upon conviction for domestic violence, any person, civilian or military, loses the right to possess a firearm. For an officer, airman or soldier this usually means separation from the military, without an honorable discharge.