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Harrisburg Domestic Violence Attorney

Handling Family Abuse Issues with Tact & Compassion

If you have suffered from any type of family violence or if your spouse or partner is alleging domestic violence, immediate legal action must be taken. Regardless of the circumstances of the situation, taking action to protect yourself is essential.

At Shaffer & Engle, we have extensive experience representing both sides of domestic violence allegations. We have protected the rights of individuals accused of family violence as well as those who want to protect themselves and their children against violent behavior. Our Harrisburg family law attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience and are known for our compassionate representation.

Give us a call today at (717) 268-4287 to learn how we can protect your rights.

Common Examples of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can involve emotional abuse, a wide range of criminal offenses, manipulated finances, neglect, and more. Many of these behaviors are more obvious than others, such as physical violence which draws the attention of neighbors or bystanders. Others may be much more subtle or even involve the neglect or endangerment of shared children. If you have been the victim of family violence, we can help you seek protection.

A few examples of domestic violence include:

  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Child abuse
  • Harassment
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Physical assault

Seek Legal Help for Domestic Violence in Dauphin County

It is important to take action as quickly as possible after an incident of alleged family violence occurs. The sooner our Harrisburg domestic violence lawyers at Shaffer & Engle are able to begin investigating the accusation, the sooner we can seek protection for you. If you have been the victim of family violence, this may include a restraining order to keep the abusive party away from you or your child. You can trust us to provide you with the strong representation you deserve.

If you have questions about what our firm can do for you, please give us a call at (717) 268-4287. Call now and schedule a free consultation with our domestic violence attorneys in Harrisburg.

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion.

    “Jeff is is fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes...”

    Anonymous

  • He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator.

    “I came to Shaffer & Engle Law Offices searching for hope after I entered a plea in my criminal case. I had a false allegation filed against me for a sexual offense that I did not commit. I was involved with another lawyer for 2 ½ years, when it came down to day before court we felt he was not prepared to represent me. I either took the plea of "Nolo Contendere" or went to jail the day of the trial. I felt trapped. I had this allegation against me and I was innocent. I met with the Attorney Engle. He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator. He offered to represent me and quickly moved to withdraw my guilty plea. That was granted by the court and we proceeded to prepare for trial. They uncovered many things that our other lawyer did not bother to investigate. They met with character witnesses after hours to make sure my defense would be solid. Long story short, the DA in my case withdrew the charges. I went from a convicted man to completely being vindicated. Shaffer and Engle Law Offices also were able to assist me in another matter relating to the criminal case, but in civil court. The same results, all charges were dismissed. I appreciate the work they did, their prompt service, care and attention they showed to me and my family. I found their services to be affordable when compared to what they did for me. I would highly recommend them for anyone charged with a crime that they did not do.”

    JH

  • She's a hard worker and she knows her stuff.

    “She's very dependable, honest, and very easy to talk to. She always returns my calls in a timely manner. She's a hard worker and she knows her stuff. I feel she always had my back and was working for me. And she even goes above and beyond if the situation calls for it. I had a very positive experience.”

    Former Client

  • Mr. Engle and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive.

    “I am a current client of Mr. Engle, handling both my divorce complaint and my child custody issues. Though the issues are complicated, Mr. Engle and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive. I never have to wonder if he received my note/email, as he always responds in a timely manner. I absolutely recommend Jeffrey B. Engle for legal services needed. Thanks!”

    Beth

  • We are not seen as clients but instead as one of her family member. And for that, I admire and adore her work ethic and ability to help the community.

    “ I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs her help. Her determination is outstanding.”

    Mai