Domestic violence offenses carry serious penalties. There is no specific crime of domestic violence. However, there are several crimes covered by the domestic violence statute. If any of these crimes are alleged to have been committed against a family member, a current or former romantic partner, or even a roommate, the prosecutor may charge the offense as a domestic violence crime. This domestic violence enhancement carries additional penalties involving mandatory domestic violence counseling, mandatory incarceration, increased incarceration, domestic violence terms of probation and parole, the inability to possess a weapon, and may even affect whether you are able to obtain custody of your own children.
Domestic violence charges have far reaching consequences that may affect every area of your life. It is necessary to consult with an attorney experienced with domestic violence offenses as soon as possible in your case. Elizabeth Mullins knows how to challenge the evidence against you and will work diligently to get you the best chance of minimizing these severe consequences.