Anchorage Domestic Violence Lawyers
Unfortunately, there are several factors that combine to result in the prevalence of domestic violence in Alaska. In fact, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) states that Alaska’s statistics on violence against women are among the highest in the nation. If you have been charged with domestic violence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect yourself.
A domestic violence charge can result in serious consequences if you are convicted. Penalties such as jail time, probation, community service or a mark on your criminal record can have dramatic ramifications across nearly every aspect of your life. The Anchorage domestic violence attorneys at the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan are here to help. We will fight hard to shield you from these consequences while attempting to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Alaska Family Violence Attorney
The use of alcohol, seasonal affective disorder caused by the long, dark nights and the sense of isolation in remote communities can all combine and lead to violence. Disagreements turn into arguments that turn into pushing and shoving. Things can quickly get out of hand, and someone gets hurt. In their haste to protect the injured party, it is not uncommon for law enforcement officers to jump to conclusions. We will examine your charge as well as interview witnesses to gain a clear picture of what happened. Count on us for a professional, efficient defense against these serious charges.
Founding attorney D. Scott Dattan was recently appointed to the Children’s Justice Act Task Force. One of the primary focuses of the task force is to investigate and provide a statewide response to domestic violence and child abuse. Clients rely on our firm to be knowledgeable about changing legislation and legal trends regarding criminal defense.