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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 consultation with our domestic violence attorneys in Harrisburg.

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • He has a great personality and makes you feel welcome and comfortable.

    “Mr. Engle took our case and worked diligently from the time we hired his firm until our case was resolved. In addition he kept us well informed throughout the process with emails, letters, and phone conversations. I have worked with a number of law firms in the past 10 plus years and Attorney Engle is one of the best. He does not make you feel as if you are a burden to him when you ask questions. He has a great personality and makes you feel welcome and comfortable. He makes no promises due to the fact he is not a fortune teller but he will do everything possible to have a positive outcome for your case. I recommend Attorney Engle and his Law Firm and hold nothing but positive praise for him and his team.”

    Paul W.

  • 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 has my highest recommendation for her knowledge, analytical skills, and demeanor.

    “Attorney Collins represented me in the most professional manner. I had the best possible outcome. I am grateful for her insight, her promptness, and her support for me. She has my highest recommendation for her knowledge, analytical skills, and demeanor.”

    Glen

  • Jeff provided us with clear advice and immediate responses to my multitude of questions and concerns.

    “Jeff provided us with clear advice and immediate responses to my multitude of questions and concerns. We are grateful our case is finally settled and would certainly recommend him.”

    Former Client

  • You believed in me and gave me the courage to tell the jury my side of the story

    “Dear Miss Elisabeth, I can't thank you enough for giving me my life back! Everyone told me I should just plead guilty but I knew I didn't do what they said I did. You believed in me and gave me the courage to tell the jury my side of the story and explain why I signed a confession when I never committed that crime. I was very scared during the trial but I felt good knowing you believed in me. I am a free man today because of you. God bless you.”

    S.G.