Fairfax, VA asked in Domestic Violence for Virginia

Q: Can I go to jail if I have to go to court for domestic abuse?

My girlfriend called the cops on me and showed a bruise on her face saying that I had hit her. I was taken to the detention center were I was given a restraining order not to speak to her for 3 days. I have court on Monday about the case. I want to know if I can go to jail?

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Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you have a pending criminal case you need to consult a criminal attorney who handles these and get a private consult. You should not be discussing specific facts of a pending criminal case on a public site like this.

Yes....in Virginia you could get jail time but there are also deferred findings to avoid conviction or possible defenses to win your case. Each case is different. Call and talk to a criminal attorney to get more info.

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