Accusations of domestic violence can be life-altering, resulting in serious criminal penalties and social isolation. At Philip Colt Moss, my goal is to help people in the Des Moines area and throughout Iowa achieve the best possible outcomes for their cases. I am prepared to provide a strong legal response to the criminal charges brought against you. As a client-focused advocate, I will work to ensure that your rights are respected and that you are afforded the protections owed to you under the law. To build your defense, I will examine police reports and may also conduct independent investigations into the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
Domestic violence charges may be brought for an act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused had an intimate relationship. This means that spouses, domestic partners, parents, step-parents, roommates or anyone living in the same household may be accused of domestic violence crimes.
The following acts can be considered domestic violence:
At Philip Colt Moss, I defend clients facing these serious accusations and work to make sure that your side of the story is told and understood.
When charges are filed against you, I can guide you through the steps to protect yourself and keep your situation from getting worse. My strategy is aimed to help you avoid the most serious consequences that can follow a domestic violence charge, which may include:
If you have received a civil domestic violence order (sometimes known as a protective order, restraining order or injunction), I can help you contest it in court. However, it is crucial that you follow all aspects of the order until a judge allows you to do otherwise.
At Philip Colt Moss in Iowa, I stand prepared to take on even the most challenging cases involving accusations of domestic violence. Call 515-770-6082 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my office.