Protecting Clients In Domestic Violence Matters
Domestic violence, when the claim is legitimate, is a serious situation. However, there are many instances when someone calls the police and makes a domestic violence claim that is not based on reality. False domestic violence claims can hurt the person accused in many ways.
At Assalone & Associates, LLC, we defend clients throughout Rhode Island against false domestic violence claims, and we help secure legal protections for those who have legitimate claims. One of the most important things we do as a firm is to support the party who needs the defense, not the perpetrators of these crimes or those who want to make false claims of domestic violence.
The Consequences Of A Domestic Violence Claim
Women most often bring false claims of domestic violence, usually in the context of a divorce or eroding relationship that will likely end up in a divorce. The idea is usually to gain an upper hand in the divorce and custody proceedings.
False charges of domestic violence, when not defended against successfully, could result in:
- Loss of custody and visitation privileges
- Loss of spousal support
- Criminal consequences, including possible fines and jail time
- Forced inclusion on the sex-offender registry if you are dealing with a sex crime
- Generally limited standing in your divorce proceedings, making every aspect of the negotiations more difficult
The consequences are high, so it is critical to fight domestic violence charges aggressively. Our lawyers defend clients against all types of false domestic violence claims, including spousal abuse, child abuse and sexual abuse crimes.
Legal Defense For Victims Of Domestic Violence
Not all claims of domestic violence are false. When real domestic violence occurs, it is a dangerous, frightening situation. Our attorneys will help you obtain the legal defenses available to protect you and your children against domestic violence.
A Team Approach
At Assalone & Associates, our attorneys work together on all of our cases, which allows us to give you the best legal representation available and minimize costs. We will put our resources toward protecting you from false domestic violence charges or from real instances of domestic violence.
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A Sense of Belonging
We treat all of our clients with compassion, dignity, and respect. With our team approach, we really are all in this together and our clients experience the extraordinary difference and benefits of our unique approach to practicing law.
At most law firms, one lawyer will show up to represent you if your case goes to trial. With our team of lawyers, you get the entire team, as needed, for the cost of one lawyer. This provides excellent representation as well as a strong sense of support.
Because our attorneys each have unique backgrounds and skills, our team approach helps us make sure that every facet of your case is considered and covered. We also get to know you and your unique needs to build a case that meets your goals.
With most firms, one attorney will handle every aspect of your case, even the small things that could be handled much more efficiently by a junior lawyer or paralegal. We use the least expensive resources needed to get the job done and we pass these savings on to our clients.
Victoria worked hard to get even better results than I imagined.- Beth S.
I cannot thank Attorney Victoria Lombardi enough for representing my sister and for helping her through a very difficult situation.- Stephani I.
Smart, strong, confident and compassionate, Veronica Assalone is skillful and experienced.- Sarah S.
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An absolutely fantastic firm that delivers amazing results!- William Sullivan