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Boise Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic violence is an increasing, or at least increasingly visible, phenomenon. Idaho has responded by establishing a dedicated Domestic Violence Court, a designated part of the state criminal law system. At present, five judicial districts including the Third (Canyon County) and Fourth (Ada County) have Domestic Violence Courts.

J. Scott Dowdy is a Boise domestic violence attorney who has considerable experience in this specialized court and can navigate its complexities for clients accused of these very serious crimes.

The Demands Of Domestic Violence Court

First offenders are automatically assigned to the Domestic Violence Court. The objectives of establishing a special court for domestic violence cases are the following:

  • a fast-track approach to the disposition of criminal cases
  • ongoing offender supervision of progress through judicial monitoring and intensive
    supervised probation
  • specialized assessment and comprehensive intervention for offenders
  • enhanced collaboration between those working within the system and other
    stakeholders who are involved in assuring offender accountability and victim safety
  • comprehensive civil and criminal case coordination
  • ongoing evaluation and assessment of the Court's operation and program goals

It's clear that these goals require a very intensive experience for defendants, requiring many court appearances. If there is a conviction or a guilty plea, the intensity does not let up, because the offender is subject to monitoring and counseling for one to two years. Defendants in the Domestic Violence Court need a skilled and experienced attorney every step of the way.

If You Are Subject To A Nampa Restraining Order, Attorney J. Scott Dowdy Can Help

If you have been charged with domestic abuse, domestic assault or a similar crime, whether truly or falsely, you need a lawyer who will fight for your rights and who has the experience and skill to achieve the best possible resolution of your case. In Boise, Kuna, Nampa, Caldwell and throughout Ada County, Boise County and Gem County, that lawyer is J. Scott Dowdy. Contact Dowdy Law Office online or at 208-922-7683 to set up an initial consultation.

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