Friday, January 2, 2015

Anoka County Domestic Assault Lawyer (Explained)

According to the laws of the State of Minnesota, Domestic Assault occurs when one member of a household commits one of the following acts against another member of the household:
  • Infliction of bodily injury
  • Infliction of fear  of imminent bodily injury or assault
  • Terroristic threats
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Interference with an emergency call
If you are charged with a Domestic Violence-related offense, you should consult with an experienced Anoka County Domestic Assault attorney to make sure you get a strong defense. 

What happens if I am Arrested for Domestic Violence?

If the police arrest you for Domestic Assault or Violating an No-Contact Order, you could spend time in jail before you even get a bail hearing. Therefore, you need and experienced Anoka County criminal law attorney, to fight for your speedy release.  

At your initial hearing, the judge will determine if you pose a threat and may decide on one or more of the following preconditions to your release:

  • a prohibition on  threatening or committing additional acts of domestic abuse or harassment;
  • a prohibition on  harassing, annoying, contacting or communicating with the alleged victim;
  • an order to stay away from  the alleged victim’s home and workplace;
  • a prohibition on  possessing weapons; and
  • a prohibition on  possessing or consuming drugs or alcohol
Penalties for Domestic Assault 

Domestic violence crimes may be charged as misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors or even felonies and may carry penalties including prison or huge fines.  The sentence depends largely on the severity of the crime and whether the defendant has a history of domestic violence or other crimes. At the Rolloff Law Office, we work hard to minimize the effects of prior convictions.

If you or a family member has been charged with a Domestic violence-related crime, you need an experienced attorney from the Rolloff Law Office to defend you. Call today to set up a free consultation: (612) 234-1165.

1 comment:

  1. How does a restraining order change the effects of domestic abuse? My aunt was involved in a messy court case a few years back, and she now has a restraining order against her ex-husband. If he violates the order, should she report domestic abuse or the restraining order? |