If you have experienced domestic violence in your marriage or relationship, having the help of a legal professional who is knowledgeable about the domestic violence and temporary protection orders. An accomplished Las Vegas domestic violence attorney can guide you through the legal process to help you find a more secure life. The Hill Law Group has more than 35 years of combined legal experience that can be at your disposal as you seek safety.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at (702) 781-7222 if you have experienced domestic violence.
An experienced attorney can go over what your rights and your options are depending on your specific situation. This would include your living situation and whether there are children involved or not. Your attorney can advise you of the next step if filing for divorce or a restraining order. There are a lot of issues that domestic violence creates that need to be addressed depending on your situation. It is essential that you understand what your rights are and what your options are.
One option is to obtain a temporary order of protection, commonly known as a restraining order. If you are already involved in a court case and something happens, you can ask the family court judge to do a behavior order which directs the other person not to commit any acts of violence or harassment against you. Once the offending party is served with the restraining order, you would have the protection of calling the police for any violations. At any time where there is active domestic violence occurring, the first and foremost thing you have to do is contact the police to protect yourself and/or your children in any case.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, your first call should always be to the police to protect yourself and to better allow the police to prevent it from happening again. The police will make a police report and arrest the offending party. Law enforcement has their own protocol when they are called to an incident of domestic violence. They provide the victim with information on shelters that are available and information on seeking a restraining order. In any instance of domestic violence, protect yourself and get yourself to a place where you are safe. Take pictures, document whatever you can, keep any text messages, phone messages, and the like. All of this can help you later on either in your divorce, child custody, or potential criminal case.
Attorney Shauna Hill was a domestic violence prosecutor, and for three of those years, she was in charge of the domestic violence unit. She trained law enforcement on how to investigate domestic violence cases and has attended numerous conferences on domestic violence. Any instance of domestic violence is uncalled for and should never happen.
To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (702) 781-7222.