Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney

Kilroy Law Firm of Providence, Rhode Island

A woman who is a victim of domestic violence in a household in Rhode Island.

Domestic violence offenses are those that take place between relatives, individuals who have been in a relationship within the past year, individuals who share a child together, or cohabitants of at least three years. In Rhode Island, if a police officer responds to a call for domestic violence, and has probable cause to believe that crime has been committed, the officer is required by law to make an arrest. If you have been arrested, call our Rhode Island domestic violence attorney.

As a former prosecutor, our lawyer Noah J. Kilroy has litigated countless domestic violence cases. Noah J. Kilroy now uses that experience to mount an aggressive defense on your behalf. Because evidence can go stale and witnesses tend to change their minds or forget critical facts that may exonerate you, it is critical that you contact our office immediately if you have been charged with domestic violence. You need the trusted Rhode Island domestic violence lawyer at Kilroy Law Firm on your case. Contact us today.

Unfortunately, domestic violence happens all too often in our society. Domestic violence affects women, men, and children; the aftermath may be devastating to everyone involved. Domestic violence disputes involving professional athletes, celebrities, and other public figures seem to appear in the national media on a weekly basis.

Unfortunately, not all domestic violence accusations are true, and many innocent defendants are left to deal with the consequences. While we should always take domestic violence matters seriously, the sad reality is that many claims of this type of violence are unfounded and without merit. In many circumstances, an individual alleging domestic violence does so for reasons other than abuse. For example, some individuals falsely allege domestic violence in a misguided effort to gain leverage in divorce and/or child custody matters. Revenge is also another motivation for false accusations.

These false claims result in extreme injustice to innocent defendants, as well as those individuals who truly suffer from domestic violence. Specifically, when an individual files a false or inaccurate domestic violence claim, the accused may suffer negative, life-altering consequences with respect to the custody of his or her children, termination of employment and volunteer work, the possibility of jail time, and a severe financial burden. Get a knowledgeable Rhode Island domestic violence attorney to help you answer all your questions.

Understanding Domestic Violence

A Rhode Island couple fighting with the possibility of turning into a violent fight.