Preventing Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse matters are the most difficult legal matters. When violence — or threats of violence — occur in the household, the home becomes an unsafe place. As such, the West Virginia courts take domestic violence charges seriously, meting out stiff penalties.

If you are the victim of abuse, or have been charged with abuse, it is essential to find an attorney who can help protect your rights and prevent further assaults from taking place. The lawyers at Scales Law Office have more than 30 years of combined experience representing clients in domestic violence-related matters. Serving in Martinsburg and throughout the state's eastern panhandle, we offer knowledgeable, aggressive counsel that will ensure your safety and fair treatment.

Protecting Your Rights — And Your Household

We provide legal guidance for a full array of domestic violence charges, including:

  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Sexual violence
  • Neglect
  • Step-parental abuse
  • Drug crimes

Subsequent charges for domestic violence are often dealt with more severely in the legal system and usually require incarceration.

As defense counsel, we will examine every aspect of a matter, and will seek to have the charges reduced. We are skilled in obtaining pretrial diversions and suspended sentences on behalf of our clients, enabling them to avoid punishment in exchange for good behavior.

Yet domestic safety is our priority, and for those exposed to violence, we are able to acquire emergency protective orders and custody awards when a situation necessitates it.

Aggressive, Effective Legal Guidance

If you would like to learn more, please contact our lawyers. Based in Martinsburg, our offices can be reached at 304-267-9090, or you can schedule an appointment online.