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Penalties of domestic violence go far beyond incarceration

Domestic violence charges are a serious matter for anyone because the very fabric of your family is at stake. These charges can easily rip your family apart. We know that some domestic violence charges are because of a split-second decision that turned out to be the wrong decision. If you are facing domestic violence charges, you should make sure that you have explored your defense options, as well as all the ways that your life might be affected by these charges.

If you have children, domestic violence charges present a difficult circumstance. Generally, you won’t be considered a safe person for your children to be around if you are convicted of domestic violence. In some cases, the court might order you to keep away from your children while the case is pending. That can be a big hit to your life.

We know that the penalties for domestic violence charges aren’t pretty. We can work on your behalf to try to minimize the effects that the domestic violence charges will have on your life. That isn’t to say that we can make them all go away, but minimal penalties are usually preferable to maximum penalties.

If you are convicted of domestic violence, you are also facing time in jail. A conviction can also bar you from owning a firearm. We know that you want to preserve your rights. We can help you to understand your defense options so that you can make an informed decision about your defense options. You are the one who has to live with the end result of your case, so you must be an active participant in your defense.