Domestic Violence Attorney

Serving clients in Gadsden and Nearby Areas of Alabama

Domestic violence is not something to simply allow to occur within your home, whether you are the victim or another family member is the one suffering. If someone within your home is hurting you or another family member, you must take the proper steps to get them out of the home and protect yourselves.

At The Shelnutt Law Firm, our Gadsden attorneys can help you and your family members to seek protection and solace away from your harmful family member. Our principal attorney, James Shelnutt, has been serving as an attorney for over a decade. He is also an active judge and previously worked as a police investigator and police educator. This experience with all sides of the legal system means that he understands how a domestic violence case is investigated, tried, and finalized. He can use his massive amount of experience to effectively represent you and get you the justice you so rightly deserve.

For help with your domestic violence case, please contact The Shelnutt Law Firm today by calling 256-547-4988.

About Alabama Domestic Violence Laws

In every state, domestic violence charges vary based upon the nature of the crime and can also be considered a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the seriousness of the assault. According to An Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Air and Resource Collection (aardvarc.org), here are some of the different types of Alabama domestic violence cases that our Gadsden attorneys can help you with:

  • Mediation -- a process where a third party mediates issues between the domestic parties. It may be done in cases where domestic violence hasn't been established, so if you've been abused, you must report it to the proper authorities.
  • Warrantless arrest -- if the authorities have probably cause to do so, they will arrest a person for domestic violence without first acquiring a legal document to do so
  • Harassment -- if your abuser is annoying or distressing you using physical harm or obscene language or gestures; or if they're threatening your life
  • Abuse -- if any type of abuse is occurring within the home, our attorneys can help get you free from the dangerous situation and press charges against the guilty party

Any of these types of cases may lead into further investigations and mediation, including determining child custody and jail time for the abuser. Our Gadsden attorneys will work as hard as possible to keep you protected from your abuser and to get you the legal support you need. We are here to help you be free from a dangerous situation and ensure that your abuser gets the punishment they deserve.

Don't Hesitate to Call Our Gadsden Lawyers

If you're being abused, mentally, verbally, emotionally, or physically, please don't hesitate to call for help with your situation. Contact the authorities and get out of the dangerous situation, then call The Shelnutt Law Firm for representation in your case. We will take the necessary legal steps to ensure that you and your family members are safe and that your abuser is put away for the maximum possible legal sentence. We can also help you file a protection from domestic abuse order to keep your abuser away from you and your family members. Call The Shelnutt Law Firm today at 256-547-4988 or fill out the form on this page for assistance.