Domestic Violence Battery Consequences and Defenses
Domestic violence battery occurs when any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense results in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. The battery has to be contact against the consent of the victim and it has to be intentional physical contact.
Depending on the severity of the charge you can face from 364 days in jail to 30 years prison.
If you are not a citizen, even if you have a green card, you are deportable.
The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are serious. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you will not be able to own a firearm and you will not be able to seal or expunge the conviction from your record.
You need an experienced defense attorney to examine your case and help you with your defense. Possible defenses to be raised at trial are self-defense or protection of someone else. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help defend you.
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