Protecting Those Accused Of Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse is one of the most serious charges that anyone can face. The mere accusation can permanently damage your reputation in the eyes of your colleagues and loved ones. You have the right to stand up for yourself against allegations of domestic violence, and you have the right to get an attorney to help you.
Jonathan Burge, Attorney At Law, can defend you. With nearly 25 years of legal experience, Jonathan Burge devotes his career to defending the rights of clients throughout Oahu. You can rely on him for dogged advocacy as he works to have your charges dismissed, negotiate a plea bargain, secure an acquittal or reduce your sentence.
What To Know About Domestic Abuse In Hawaii
In the state of Hawaii, domestic violence is defined as physical violence against a relative or a member of your household, including:
- A spouse
- A girlfriend or boyfriend
- A roommate
- A parent
- A sibling
- Another relative, including aunts, uncles and grandparents
The consequences for a conviction range from having to attend anger management classes to serving jail time. If you have children, a domestic violence conviction may also affect your parental responsibilities (custody) and parenting time (visitation) arrangement.
Defense From A Former Police Officer
Before becoming a lawyer, attorney Burge served on the Honolulu Police Department for nearly 10 years. He understands firsthand how law enforcement agencies approach domestic violence cases and other criminal offenses. This enables him to predict the other side’s moves and build a defense strategy from there.
Reach Out For Protection As Soon As Possible
It is never too soon to contact a lawyer about your defense. The sooner you act, the sooner Mr. Burge can begin protecting your rights. Contact his Honolulu office to schedule an initial consultation about your situation. To reach him, call 808-900-4844 or send him an email.