If you’re facing a domestic assault charge, you need a lawyer with integrity who understands the emotional aspects of your case and will work to protect your rights to your family.
Under Minnesota law, a domestic assault charge is a misdemeanor unless you’ve been convicted of domestic assault in the last ten years, or the assault involves strangulation. In the case of a prior conviction within the designated time frame, the charge is a gross misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or up to $3,000 in fines. If strangulation was involved, you will be charged with a felony and could face up to three years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine.
A conviction of domestic assault can impact how you interact with those you love the most. It may affect the court’s decision in any outstanding divorce or child custody cases. You may be ordered to limit contact with the person assaulted. You could be required to attend a domestic abuse counseling program, or subjected to evaluation and treatment for alcohol or drug dependency.
The criminal law attorneys at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. will provide you with conscientious and knowledgeable representation. Contact us today to see how we can help you.