For legal guidance through divorce or issues of domestic violence, call Scioscia Law at 412-506-9712.

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A Helping Hand For Domestic Violence Victims

A relationship should be a source of security and support, but that is not the case for too many. People from every walk of life, in every conceivable circumstance, face domestic violence every day. These victims need the support of a caring, compassionate legal professional.

At Scioscia Law, attorney Joe Scioscia works with victims of domestic violence to get them the protection they deserve. He works with clients from Carnegie and across the greater Pittsburgh area. He uses his understanding of Pennsylvania law to make a difference in the lives of people in danger.

Recognizing Domestic Abuse

All it takes to be the victim of domestic violence is to live in the same household as someone who knowingly causes physical violence or threatens you with it. The types of actions that constitute abuse can be:

  • Slaps
  • Punches
  • Threats
  • Pushes
  • Sexual assault

Additionally, abusers are not just limited intimate partners. They can include former spouses, parents and distant family members.

If you are a victim or you worry about physical violence on a day-to-day basis, reach out to us. You need to act to get the protection you deserve.

Scioscia Law Can Assist You In Securing A Protective Order

A protection from abuse (PFA) order, also called a restraining order, allows you to gain legal barriers between you and your abuser. When the court issues a protective order, it becomes a crime for your abuser to contact you in any way, including social media, phone calls and letters. They must also relinquish any weapons that they possess.

This order is appropriate for cases of abuse where the perpetrator may be a close connection, such as:

  • Family members
  • Spouses
  • Ex-partners
  • Immediate family members such as parents or children
  • More distant family members such as cousins and uncles

Additionally, should the subject break the terms of this order, they may be arrested and face penalties of up to six months in jail and fines up to $1000.

You Deserve To Feel Safe

This is a matter of your safety, and you must act quickly. Filing for an order of protection can give you the relief you need to move forward. Reach out to us to get started by calling 412-506-9712 or by sending us an email.