Anchorage Domestic Violence Lawyers
Domestic violence is a sensitive topic that touches many families in Alaska. Domestic violence occurs within all socioeconomic classes and all demographics. As the bastions of justice and proponents of equity, our domestic violence attorneys handle all cases of domestic violence with sensitivity, zealousness and transparency.
As there are several factors that combine to result in the prevalence of domestic violence in Alaska. the need for a defense attorney on your side has become increasingly necessary. 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 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.
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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.
In dealing with cases of child abuse and domestic violence, knowing how to handle protection orders and restraining orders once instated, means the difference between managing your case effectively and making things worse. As breaching such orders by contacting or harassing a victim can result in criminal charges and further complicating your case, it is important to understand what your obligations are, if a restraining order has been taken out against you. As domestic violence not only impacts parents, judges consider patterns of family violence when determining parenting arrangements that are in the best interests of the children. We ensure that you understand the effect of such orders by clearly outlining your duties and boundaries.
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Call (907) 276-8008 or email our Anchorage law office for a confidential consultation with a reputable criminal defense lawyer in Anchorage.
The attorneys at Dattan Scott Dattan know that domestic violence charges can cause you and your family stress and heartache. Our trustworthy team will make the legal process as smooth as possible by guiding you in your case every step of the way. Our team will pursue whatever avenues are necessary in order to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that is negotiation with the prosecutor, communication with the victim or victim’s attorney, or representation at the trial level