An Argument Can Quickly Result In Domestic Assault Charges

Sometimes what begins as an argument may turn into a fight with consequences that neither party intended. If it becomes physical and the police are called, you may quickly find yourself in police custody. When that happens, you need a criminal defense attorney who knows how to advise you and protect your rights. Contact Philadelphia domestic assault attorney Heather J. Mattes right away.

A domestic assault charge can be very damaging to your reputation today and potentially many of your rights tomorrow. Your ability to own a gun, obtain a state license or even see your children may be threatened. You need an experienced lawyer who will represent you aggressively. Attorney Heather J. Mattes has over 30 years of experience prosecuting and defending cases. Call her office in West Chester for a free initial consultation at 610-431-7900.

Types Of Domestic Assault Cases Handled

Attorney Heather J. Mattes is experienced at representing clients facing all types of charges, including:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Child abuse\Internet crimes against children
  • PFA (protection from abuse) violations
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Sexual assault
  • Simple assault
  • Terroristic threats

The Pennsylvania civil PFA (protection from abuse) statute provides additional protection for alleged victims and creates yet another means by which the accused may be sued, on top of the criminal assault charges. The outcome of one charge may affect the results of the other, so you need to ensure that both charges are addressed effectively.

If you have a pending PFA charge as well as a criminal assault charge, contact a Philadelphia domestic assault attorney who is experienced in working with these charges simultaneously. There will be two timelines to manage, and you need a defense attorney who can handle this added complexity. Heather Mattes can.

Domestic violence charges can also have serious consequences when they are made an issue in divorce or child custody matters. Embattled spouses may file PFA, child abuse or domestic abuse charges as part of a pending divorce or child custody dispute to gain leverage. Heather Mattes will vigorously defend you and protect your rights. Attorney Mattes serves clients facing charges for other violent crimes and homicide as well.

Get Started On Your Defense With A Free Initial Consultation

For comprehensive and effective defense, contact a Pennsylvania domestic assault attorney who will conduct an investigation of all the facts of the case and let you tell your side of the story. In addition to client representation, Heather J. Mattes provides counseling referrals to her clients when necessary. Call the Law Offices of Heather J. Mattes at 610-431-7900 or contact us online today to ensure that your rights are protected.

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