Delaware Domestic Violence Lawyer
The breakup of a family is a stressful time for all. Sometimes, people in this situation do things they normally wouldn’t do. For example, in the midst of divorce or custody proceedings, one partner may use allegations of domestic violence to gain leverage in court.
If you have been accused of committing domestic assault or violating a no-contact order, the lawyers of Rahaim & Saints can help. Our goal is to keep you out of jail and to avoid any repercussions in family court by responding quickly to the criminal charges. We represent clients in New Castle County and throughout Delaware. contact our criminal lawyer today.
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Senior partner Drew Rahaim can capably represent you if you have been charged with domestic violence, spousal abuse and related charges. In many cases, police get involved after the spouse or partner alleges a domestic assault:
- Offensive touching (pushing, slapping, grabbing, threatening gestures)
- Assault (bodily harm or use of a weapon)
- Endangering the welfare of a child
Protection From Abuse Orders
A judge issues an emergency protection from abuse order (PFA), removing the alleged offender from the home and ordering no contact with the spouse or children. Violations of a PFA no-contact order are serious misdemeanor charges, only adding to the legal trouble. These violations include:
- Harassment or stalking
- Terroristic threats
- Destruction of property
See more information on protection from abuse on our family law website.
Criminal defense attorney Drew Rahaim helps clients avoid jail time by challenging domestic violence charges in court to vacate or modify the restraining order or negotiating a plea to a lesser offense (offensive touching, disorderly conduct). With aggressive but skilled representation, you may avoid the worst penalties and begin to put your life back together.
Contact a Delaware Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Call our offices in Wilmington (302-892-9200) or Newark (302-832-1800) to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced domestic violence defense attorney. You can also email a Delaware Domestic Violence Law Office here.
Domestic Violence Diversion Program
A domestic violence charge can result in spending time in jail and potentially a criminal record that haunts you the rest of your life. If this is your first offense, you may be eligible for Delaware’s Domestic Violence Diversion Program. Entering into the program can eliminate jail or prison penalties. After completion, you may be able to have your domestic violence arrest expunged from your record.
The Wilmington, Delaware, law firm of Rahaim & Saints has significant experience representing people charged with domestic violence. We help first time offenders understand their legal options and reduce criminal consequences by offering probation solutions, such as the diversion program. Contact us today to discuss your situation in a free initial consultation.
What is the Domestic Violence Diversion Program?
Delaware’s Domestic Violence Diversion Program is a program designed to facilitate treatment. It involves completing an anger management class and intensive therapy, in addition to supervised probation. Those that enter into this program may have to refrain from alcohol and drugs and cannot own a firearm until completion.
Who Qualifies for This Program?
While there are some variations, generally, anyone who is a first time domestic violence offender qualifies for the program. If you have a recent felony conviction, failed to complete a diversion program, or previously violated a restraining order or protective order, you do not qualify for the program.
What are the Advantages of Participating?
People who participate in the diversion program avoid jail time. If they complete the program under good terms, we can file to have the arrest expunged from their criminal record.
Attorney Drew Rahaim has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience. He will represent your best interests, whether they involve entering into a diversion program or defending your case in court.
Contact Rahaim & Saints at our Wilmington office (302-892-9200) or our Newark office (302-832-1800) for a free, confidential consultation.