How Serious Are Felony Domestic Assault Charges?
Felony domestic assault charges, like the ones brought in the story above, are extremely serious and when a weapon is involved the penalties become much more severe. Every case gets decided by its own unique facts and circumstances, but cases involving felony domestic assault charges involving a firearm can easily lead to a jail sentence if convicted. In addition to the jail sentence, any defendant would face the stigma of being convicted of not just a felony charge, but a felony domestic charge. These charges are extremely difficult to have removed from a criminal record, if they are ever eligible. Moreover, a conviction for a felony domestic assault charge could result in a no contact order between the parties for years, possibly more than a decade.
How do I fight my Felony Domestic Assault Charge?
As a Rhode Island Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer, I can say that the first step to fighting your domestic violence charge is to make sure that you do not get arrested again. All too often, a client will come to me for assistance in fighting a domestic assault or domestic violence charge and the case is weak and we put a plan in place to fight and beat the charge only to have the plant thrown out the window by a new arrest. The best domestic assault defense strategies are worthless if we cannot keep you from picking up a new charge and violating your bail.
When you sit down for your initial consultation, we will review the facts of the case with you and the relationship between you and the alleged victim. At this point, we can begin to outline a possible domestic violence defense strategy to put in place to defeat the charges brought against you. So, in addition to not getting arrested again, the very next thing you should do is call us to schedule an initial consultation.