What Are The Consequences Of Domestic Violence?
When the charge is domestic violence, you need a lawyer who will fight for you.
All former prosecutors, the criminal defense attorneys of Anaya-McKedy, P.C., are tenacious trial lawyers with the skills and experience required to get positive results in cases involving domestic violence. We understand what is at stake, and we will fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Domestic Violence — Criminal And Civil Consequences
Criminal charges of domestic assault, spousal battery or kidnapping can result in severe penalties:
- Jail, fines, probation or mandatory treatment
- Felony or misdemeanor conviction on your record
- Loss of security clearance (or discharge)
- Forfeiting your right to possess a firearm
Meanwhile, a temporary restraining order is issued, preventing contact with the victim or your children. Even if the assault allegation was made up or exaggerated to gain leverage in a divorce or custody battle, violating a protective order results in additional criminal charges.
A Guilty Plea Cannot Be Undone
After a night in jail, prosecutors will pressure you to plead guilty, perhaps to a lesser charge. DON’T DO IT! Never bargain with a prosecutor without consulting an attorney first. A plea cannot be withdrawn, and can lead to permanent protective orders, loss of custody rights and other negative outcomes.
One of our attorneys will accompany you to court to answer the assault charges before a judge. A significant number of cases are dismissed (no injury, no witnesses, mutual assault) with effective legal counsel. If the case continues, our attorney will fiercely protect your interests in plea negotiations or at trial.
Contact A Vigilant Defense Lawyer
To arrange a free consultation, please contact us by email or by calling 719-227-0007. One of our lawyers will meet with you to discuss your case and options.