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Domestic Violence Defence
It can be devastating to learn that a partner, former partner or relative has falsely accused you of domestic violence. If you are facing arrest, investigation or prosecution for a domestic violence offence, our specialist criminal defence solicitors are here to support you.
At Renshaw Derrick, we understand the emotional pain and stress you will be going through. Being accused of domestic violence, even if the accusations are false, can be incredibly damaging to your personal and professional life. You may face losing family, friends, your job and your home all because of someone’s careless words. But remember, you are not alone.
We are leading criminal defence solicitors serving Bournemouth, Poole and the wider Dorset area and are independently recognised for our expertise with the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation. We are able to help many people avoid criminal charges altogether or otherwise achieve an acquittal or lower sentence (if you choose to plead guilty) in court.
Our criminal defence team includes lawyers who are particularly skilled at defending individuals facing domestic violence allegations. We can guide you through every aspect of the criminal proceedings, including at the police station, during an investigation, and in court.
With us on your side, you have the best possible chance of achieving a positive outcome, allowing you to move on with your life in peace.
Contact our domestic violence defence solicitors in Bournemouth
We can provide urgent police station advice, so if you have been arrested or invited for a voluntary interview under caution, get in touch as soon as possible. You have a legal right to decline answering any questions until you have received legal advice.
Our domestic violence defence expertise
We can offer a fully inclusive criminal defence service designed to help you at every stage of the criminal justice system. Our team includes lawyers who specialise in police station representation and qualified court advocates.
We can assist with all types of domestic violence offences, including:
- Assault and battery
- Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)
- Rape and sexual assault
- Threats and harassment
- Criminal damage
- Coercive control (incidents or pattern of behaviour that is intended to threaten, humiliate, degrade, harm, punish or frighten someone)
Police station advice
You have the right to free legal advice while you are at the police station. We recommend that you do not answer any police questions until we are by your side to assist you because anything you say could be used as evidence to prosecute you. We can offer urgent representation at police stations across Bournemouth and Dorset, so get in touch to seek help for you or a loved one.
What happens at the police station is arguably the most important part of your case because it is where prosecutors will gather as much evidence as possible to try to charge you with an offence. Getting legal advice is essential and could help you avoid charges.
Our criminal defence team includes highly skilled police station representatives who can assist you at short notice. We can help you during police interviews, make sure your rights are respected and make representations to the police on your behalf.
Our police station representatives are led by Ronnie Broit, a legal specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience who has advised in thousands of police interviews.
Support during criminal investigations
We can provide practical advice throughout police investigations. We realise that this will be a very emotionally challenging time for you. It is likely you will have been arrested and subsequently released while the investigation is ongoing and waiting to find out whether you are going to be charged is incredibly stressful.
We will be available to support you through the process. We can prep and accompany you to further interviews under caution and liaise with the prosecuting authorities on your behalf.
Every member of our highly skilled team can represent you in the Magistrates Court. Our team also includes trained higher court advocates, including Kate Green who is qualified to represent clients in the Crown Court and appeal courts.
If you are charged with an offence, we can provide a meticulous defence strategy and fierce representation. We will take all possible steps to cast doubt on the prosecution’s evidence, promote your legal rights and defend your reputation. With us fighting your corner, you have the best possible chance of being acquitted or (if you choose to plead guilty) receiving a lenient sentence.
Why choose Renshaw Derrick’s domestic violence defence solicitors?
Renshaw Derrick is one of the top criminal defence firms in Dorset. Based in Bournemouth, we also advise clients from Poole and the surrounding areas. Criminal defence is all we do, so you can trust that every member of our team is a specialist and totally committed to helping you.
Our Partners are Dwayne Lewis and Ronnie Broit. Dwayne is an excellent solicitor with over 20 years of experience. He regularly takes on serious and complicated criminal defence cases with a dynamic energy that leaves the prosecution scrambling time and time again.
Ronnie has attended thousands of police interviews on behalf of clients over the years and regularly takes on cases involving domestic violence.
Our firm is accredited by the Law Society for our Criminal Litigation skills and ability to produce positive results for our clients.
Renshaw Derrick is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).