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Understanding Domestic Assault

An allegation of domestic assault can turn your entire world upside down. It not only puts you at risk of serious punishment but can also ruin your reputation. Often times it may seem that the court system is set up to benefit the accuser at your expense and without regard for your presumed innocence.

The consequences of just an accusation of domestic violence can be far-reaching and severe. If you live with your accuser you will be forced to move out of your home while the case proceeds through the courts and may be ordered to have no contact with those in your household including your children. It may also negatively impact a divorce proceeding, child custody dispute, or create problems with employment. If convicted, it will be on your record permanently and prevent you from ever owning or possessing a firearm.

You need an experienced Domestic Assault Lawyer in your corner to help navigate a confusing court system, defend your freedom and protect your reputation.


A person commits assault if they:

  • Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to another person;
  • Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause another person to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury;
  • Intentionally or knowingly cause physical contact with another person and a reasonable person would regard that contact as offensive or provocative.

Domestic Assault is an assault committed against a domestic abuse victim.

A domestic abuse victim can be any of the following:

  • Current or former spouse;
  • A person residing in your home;
  • A person you are dating, or have dated, in the past;
  • A relative through blood, marriage or adoption.

Consequences for Domestic Assault

The penalties for a first conviction of domestic assault have no mandatory minimum punishment except that you will permanently lose your right to own or possess a firearm. However, if you are charged and convicted of a second domestic assault where the alleged victim suffered bodily injury you will be required to serve a mandatory minimum 30 days in jail and a fine between $350 and $3,500. A third or subsequent conviction where bodily injury is alleged requires a minimum of 90 days in jail and a fine between $1,000 and $5,000.

You need an experienced Domestic Assault Attorney in your corner to help navigate a confusing court system, defend your freedom and protect your reputation. If you are charged with Domestic Assault let our office go to work to help put your life back on track.
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