Domestic Assault

If you have been charged with domestic assault, DO NOT speak to the police or answer any questions. Call a criminal defense lawyer before talking to anyone about your case.

A charge of domestic violence will result in a temporary protective order to prevent contact between victims and alleged domestic violence abuser. A conviction can result in a permanent protective order. These orders can have a serious impact on the freedoms and abilities of those who are subject to them and can affect divorce and child custody proceedings.

Consequences of domestic violence charges:

  • Criminal Conviction

  • Employment consequences including termination

  • Denial of apartment or condo leasing

  • Loss of your right to possess a firearm

What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence can occur between spouses, lovers or ex-lovers, parents, grandparents, siblings or any persons related by blood, persons living together (or have lived together), persons who have children together (or are expecting a child together) or persons involved in a romantic or sexual relationship. Domestic violence usually refers to a physical assault but it can also be an emotional or sexual attack as well.
Often domestic violence cases go hand in hand with divorce and child custody cases. If you are seeking custody or rights to your children, a domestic violence conviction can negatively impact your chance of retaining custody. This is why it is so important to speak to a qualified Minnesota criminal defense attorney right away.

Order for Protection

An Order for Protection may be issued if the alleged victim feels that she/he is in danger. An Order for Protection acts as a restraining order, ensuring that the accused does not go near the victim before the case hits the court. An Order for Protection can often be unjustly issued, especially if the defendant is found not guilty. It is possible that an Order for Protection be issued as an act of revenge or hatred or because of a child custody battle. If you have been hit with an unjust Order for Protection there are ways to fight back against this; however, failure to obey an Order for Protection is not the way to go. In fact, violating an Order for Protection will end up costing you up to $3,000 in fines and one year in prison.

Assault Charges

An assault accusation can be a scary thing to come to terms with. Assault is a criminal accusation that suggests you have caused someone great bodily harm or fear of harm. This can negatively impact your ability to find work and accommodation in the future, even after you have served your time. Do not risk this serious criminal offense – make the call to our experienced criminal defense attorneys today to fight for your legal rights.

Juvenile Assault Crimes

Assault arrests do not only happen to those over the age of 21. A fight at school, an argument with your girlfriend or even a small fight at a party can result in an assault charge. Take the steps to clear your name by contacting a criminal defense attorney as soon as you have been arrested.

Facing Assault Accusations

There are ways to fight back against these accusations and walk away with a not guilty verdict and a clear name. Many assault arrests are made under false pretenses or out of anger. It is important that you remain calm during the trial and the events leading up to the trial. If you have been served with an Order for Protection, do not violate this. Surround yourself with friends and family and avoid any triggers that may heighten your anger and stress levels. Concentrate on your everyday life and we will concentrate on your legal case.