How a Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help

Domestic violence is on the rise. Every day there are many cases of domestic violence and assault with heavy charges being laid. Such cases can be related to alcohol and drug abuse, mental problems, or other issues. In most situations, when a person is charged with domestic violence, they are also charged with assault. If you find yourself in this situation, then a domestic violence lawyer can help.

A domestic violence and assault charges range from a fourth degree misdemeanor, where the person is sentenced to 30 days in prison, to first degree felony, sentencing can be between 3 to 11 years in prison.

A domestic violence lawyer can help mitigate the charges and curb indirect consequences as a result of being charged with domestic violence and/or assault. Some of these indirect consequences can be loss of current employment, loss of licensing in certain professions, problems getting a good job in the future, and difficulty getting immigration status or even travel restrictions.

If you are charged with domestic violence, you will have a criminal record for the rest of your life. And it doesn't matter the circumstance surrounding your case or level of violence, you risk the possibility of being considered a violent offender for life. 

A domestic violence lawyer will represent your interests and will fight for your rights. Will ensure that the charges are not trumped up and are within the facts. She or he will interview the police, any witnesses, investigative notes, recorded interviews, and other evidence. You should get a copy of everything available and be kept informed as to progress. 

Your best chance at acquittal or reduced charges is with an experienced domestic violence lawyer.