Posted on September 5, 2017
How can Domestic Violence Conviction affect my Future?
Little do most realize how frequent domestic violence accusations occur. An arrest may be the result of have a passionate argument with your spouse and rudely grabbing their arm. Consequently, you would find yourself arrested and later charged with a domestic battery in court.
If you’ve been arrested for a domestic violence charge, it is important to retain a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer could contact the district attorney early and convince them not to pursue charges in court.
In the unfortunate instance that a person is convicted, the consequences can be life lasting. Moreover, the standard sentence for a domestic violence conviction carries probation, community labor, 52 weeks-worth of counseling, anger management, and family violence courses.
A conviction will remain on your criminal record for life even after you’ve obtained an expungement. This will adversely affect someone who is attempting to find employment, seeking U.S. Citizenship, or those who hold a professional license. Furthermore, a conviction carries a permanent firearm restriction barring someone from possessing or owning a firearm. And in addition to the social stigma of being labeled as a domestic abuser, a conviction could carry a three-year restraining order barring all contact from the purported victim.
If you’ve been arrested or charged with domestic violence, then contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to speak with an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Our office offers free confidential case evaluations.