Domestic violence charges are serious criminal charges that cannot be taken lightly and can have a significant impact on accused individuals and families. Domestic violence accusations and allegations can have a significant impact on the family involved. It is important to keep in mind that all individuals accused of committing a crime, including domestic violence, have the right to a criminal defense and to defend against the criminal charges they are facing.

Individuals accused of domestic violence face significant potential penalties and consequences associated with the accusations and charges. Potential penalties and consequences individuals accused of domestic violence can face include mandatory jail time, anger management counseling and classes, community service, court costs and fines, loss of employment, an inability to return to a shared home, separation from the party they are accused of harming and other family members and the loss of the right to possess a firearm.

Domestic violence accusations, allegations and charges can impact an accused individual’s personal life, professional life and may have a significant impact on their freedom and future as well. A criminal defense strategy is based on protecting the accused individual from criminal charges, a criminal record and a loss of freedom but is also based on the situation and circumstances the accused individual is facing.

Domestic violence can impact everyone involved in an alleged domestic violence situation in a negative way. It is important for all parties involved to be familiar with their protections which includes individuals who have been accused of domestic violence crimes who should be familiar with their criminal defense protections and rights.