Domestic assault is a serious criminal charge that involves violence, or abuse, committed against a family or household member. If you are facing domestic assault charges in Minnesota, you need an experienced defense attorney on your side.
Understanding Domestic Assault
In Minnesota, a domestic assault charge is very similar to a standard assault charge. The major difference is that domestic assault occurs when the defendant and the victim have a specific relationship. Domestic assault typically involves any act involving violence, abuse, or injury to a member of the family or household. A domestic assault charge can involve any of the following: spouse, former spouse, parent, child, cohabitant, romantic interest, other family member, or an unmarried parent of a shared child. No matter what the relationship is, the charges are serious and can have implications that will affect you for the rest of your life.
A domestic assault charge can take on many forms and have many different consequences. In the state of Minnesota, a domestic assault charge can be a misdemeanor, a gross misdemeanor, or even a felony. The severity of the charges and penalties depends on a variety of factors, including:
- The use of a weapon;
- The extent of the victim’s injury; or
- Any prior history of domestic violence.
A domestic assault conviction can lead to jail time and/or the issuance of an Order for Protection. This order can prevent you from being able to see your loved ones, or family members. Failure to follow the Order for Protection can lead to additional criminal charges.
Domestic Assault Lawyer
In a domestic assault case, the defendant often faces a very aggressive investigation. When you are up against domestic assault charges, you need a defense attorney who can act just as aggressively to build your case. A domestic assault conviction can have a lasting impact on your life and even result in the loss of relationships with loved ones. With the right lawyer on your case, you can have your charges reduced – or even dropped.
In some cases, domestic assault charges are blown out of proportion, or based on false claims. Sometimes, people even feel pressured into pursuing charges against a family member or loved one. Your defense lawyer will help build your case by gathering evidence, and demonstrating that you did not commit any abuse – or did not intend any harm. It’s essential to start building your case as soon as you are aware of a domestic assault charge against you. Fighting off a domestic assault charge will help you continue on with your life.
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If have been charged with domestic assault, our attorneys can help. At the Brown Law Offices, P.A., we have the necessary experience to help you get the best possible outcome. Don’t let a domestic assault charge destroy your life and your relationships. Call us today at 763-323-6555, or complete our free online consultation form.