Domestic violence offenses are serious charges that can have a significant impact. Even a misdemeanor conviction where you are not sentenced to jail can have long-ranging effects. A conviction can bar you from owning a firearm, coaching your child’s sporting team, serving in the military, getting the job that you wanted. Even more seriously, if you have a prior conviction for domestic violence it can be used to enhance a subsequent incident and make it a felony. If facing a charge of domestic violence you need to consult with an experienced attorney promptly. The unfortunate reality is that in the heat of the moment there are times when false allegations are made, police are called out, and the person is arrested. Most police departments have a policy of arresting a person who is being accused of domestic violence, even when no physical injuries are observed.
Our attorneys have handled domestic violence cases in both the misdemeanor and felony level. We have been successful in having charges dismissed, or reduced. We know what issues are out there that may preclude the use of a prior conviction, which is essential in reducing it from a felony. Additionally, we can identify other issues in the offense that may lead to the case being dismissed outright. If facing these charges you should contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your options.