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  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that triggers after someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic, terrifying, or shocking event. This condition is sometimes developed in people who have served in the military. The impact of the event causes that person to relive it over and over, which impacts the ability to make sound decisions. The effects of PTSD can stay with the person throughout the rest of his or her life.

    Some of the common symptoms common with PTSD include:

    • Intrusive memories of the event, often manifesting as flashbacks
    • Nightmares about the event, leading to a lack of sleep
    • Problems with memory, particularly about the traumatic events
    • Detachment from friends and family
    • Difficulty maintaining relationships
    • Urge to prepare for any potential danger
    • Self-destructive habits, like substance abuse addictions and reckless driving
    • Increased irritability, anger, and aggressive behavior

    If you suffer from PTSD, these symptoms can affect your quality of life and place you in situations where you may need legal representation. The legal team at William Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC can assist you in all matters of military, criminal, and family law.

    PTSD and Military and Criminal Law

    PTSD is a possible driving influence when it comes to numerous criminal offenses. Certain symptoms such as increased anger, lack of sleep, irregular behavior, and self-destructive habits can lead to criminal acts you normally wouldn’t involve yourself with.

    Does your spouse, son, or daughter have PTSD from active duty in service in the military? Have they been arrested or charged with battery, assault, recklessness, or other violent crimes? Do you think you have PTSD from your active duty in the military? Have you been arrested for DUI, assault on a family member, causing a disturbance, or any other disruptive behavior? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should know that you or your loved one have rights and that the right representation is necessary to fight for them.

    PTSD has a mixed history of success when it comes to criminal defense due to the fluctuating relevancy of evidence and other factors. This fact is why it’s important to hire an efficient and dedicated legal team that can reach a settlement as fast as possible. The attorneys at William Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC will fight for a successful outcome for you. We can use the facts around your case and your PTSD as factors when working out a plea agreement.

    In addition, our team can also assist you with any military criminal charges in Virginia. Anthony Williams and Eric Stone have both served in the US Marine Corps for 20 years and have extensive experience in military law and its nuances and specialties. Mr. Williams and Mr. Stone will develop a great understanding of your situation and will use their expertise in military law to help you.

    PTSD and Family Law

    PTSD does not only play a factor in your criminal or military history, but it can also affect your family matters as well. Some of the common symptoms associated with PTSD, such as anger control issues, irregular behavior, lack of memory, and the inability to create or maintain relationships with your loved ones can affect your family life.

    Does your spouse say that she or he left you because you have PTSD? Is your PTSD used as a recurring factor during a divorce proceeding? Does your spouse claim that you shouldn’t have visitation rights with your kids because of your PTSD condition? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you’ll need assistance from a qualified legal team to defend your rights.

    If you do have PTSD, or you think you have PTSD, our lawyers at Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC have the experience and resources you need to successfully deal with your family law situation. We have extensive knowledge of Virginia family law and we will work with you to reach a peaceful resolution. We will ensure that no one uses your PTSD in a manner that is harmful or exploitative to your case, especially if your condition has nothing to do with the family conflicts. You have rights and we will stand up for them.

    Contact Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC Today

    PTSD is a condition that can affect your life in a multitude of ways, especially regarding criminal matters or family issues. If PTSD has impacted your life or the life of a loved one, do not hesitate to contact our team today to schedule a consultation. We service clients throughout Northern Virginia and have locations in Stafford, Manassas, and Fredericksburg. Our team of attorneys at Williams, Stone, Carpenter, Buczek PC has experience in criminal, military, and family law, and will assist you in any of these difficult situations by providing the aggressive defense you deserve. Contact us today by calling 540-657-0111.