Domestic Violence

As a dedicated and experienced lawyer, I understand the gravity of a domestic assault charge and the potential consequences it can have on your life. The legal process can be overwhelming and confusing, from strict bond conditions to eviction and firearm restrictions. That is why I am here to guide you through every step of the way and protect your rights.

A conviction for domestic assault can lead to severe penalties, including a class A misdemeanor, significant fines, and lifetime firearm restrictions. Additionally, it can also have negative immigration consequences. Repeat offenses carry severe penalties and can affect child custody and support. I am committed to providing you with the highest level of legal representation and advocacy. I will work diligently to build a strong defense and explore every possible avenue to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Domestic assault is a class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of 11 months, 29 days, a maximum $200 fine, firearm restrictions for life, and negative immigration consequences. The ‘no contact’ provisions could continue as well, along with completing a batterer’s intervention program, and supervised probation.

Once convicted of domestic assault, and if charged again in the future, the potential punishment is enhanced by law. A second offense carries a minimum $350 fine and at least 30 days in jail, while a third or subsequent offense carries a minimum fine of $1,100 up to $5,000, and at least 90 days in jail.

A third or subsequent offense, where the alleged victim is (1) a current or former spouse, (2) a current or former sexual partner, or (3) a related minor child, can be enhanced to a class E felony (range of 1 – 6 years) if both of the underlying convictions involved assault with bodily injury.
Finally, an order of protection will often accompany this charge, typically in a separate court proceeding. Orders of protection can also affect child custody and child support obligations. Mr. Wallace had has handled domestic assault cases and defended orders of protection for over 12 years, and he understands how difficult these situations can be. Call him today to discuss your rights.