Domestic Violence Assault
Defense of Domestic Violence Assault Charges
Alaska has among the highest rate of domestic violence in the country. The reasons can be debated but here are a few of our unique circumstances:
- Alaska has little daylight during the winter
- Many Alaskans suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
- Alaska has a significant rate of alcohol abuse
- Alaska has a high rate of unemployment especially in the villages
Economic stress and depression fueled by alcohol consumption can be a volatile combination of factors. In addition to high domestic violence rates, Alaska also has the highest rate in the nation for female homicide victims where a male is charged with the crime.
At the Law Offices of Robert Herz, P.C., we have handled hundreds of defendants charged with domestic violence and domestic assault. We also represent individuals charged with murder or manslaughter.
Protecting Your Record and Your Rights
According to the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, almost 75% of Alaskans have experienced, or know someone who has experienced, domestic violence or sexual assault. Spousal abuse is not an uncommon crime.
Our law firm has handled hundreds of cases and Robert has achieved great success for his clients. How that success is measured depends on the person. Here are a few definitions of success in an assault or domestic violence defense:
- Charges dismissed; but if not dismissed then. . .
- No jail time
- No domestic violence conviction on your record
- Retain the ability to own and use a firearm
Anchorage Criminal Defense Lawyer for Alaska
At the Law Offices of Robert Herz, P.C., we are dedicated to criminal defense. If you have been charged with assault or domestic violence in state or federal court, don't delay. Call our number 907-277-7171 or send us an e-mail. Your constitutional rights are not just words on paper.