Protection From Abuse (PFAs)
There are often two sides of the story when it comes to domestic violence. In some stories, people who have been abused need to seek protection from the abuse of spouses or family members. In other stories, people who are wrongly accused of abusing their spouses stand to lose many important parts of their lives.
What side of the story have you lived? At Bentley, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., our attorneys will take the time to listen to what happened. If you are a victim of spousal abuse, we will seek to have a protection from abuse (PFA) order issued on your behalf. If you have been accused of domestic violence, we will work hard to protect and defend your rights and clear your name. We provide skilled and effective legal representation to both victims and the accused in domestic violence cases.
In Danger? Do Not Wait To Get Help.
Our Berks County and Lebanon County PFA attorneys encourage people who are in immediate danger to seek help as soon as possible. In Pennsylvania, PFAs can be issued if there is an “imminent fear of immediate bodily harm or injury.” Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of what this means and if your situation applies. Our attorneys are very familiar with the case law and statutes that guide the domestic violence decisions.
We offer a free half-hour initial consultation to explore your case and our abilities.
Wrongly Accused Of Domestic Violence? Stop A PFA.
Allegations of spousal assault or child abuse and a PFA can have a large impact on your rights and several aspects of your life. For example, you may face:
- Being prohibited from going to your own home
- Limitations on child custody and visitation rights
- Loss of firearms
- Potential job loss
A PFA can have a serious impact on your life. As skilled family law attorneys, we can build a strong defense on your behalf and help you avoid the consequences of a PFA.
We are well-aware that allegations of domestic abuse can be used in an attempt to leverage divorce, support and custody proceedings. Our lawyers can swiftly identify if this is likely to have occurred in your situation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in criminal law, and they are ready and able to help. Let us help you sort this out.
Contact Our Protection From Abuse Lawyers.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse and need a PFA, or if you have been accused of domestic abuse, do not hesitate to speak with our attorneys. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation. Call 610-685-8000 to speak with one of our.