Minneapolis Domestic Assault Lawyer

Every family has arguments from time to time but if an argument turns violent or things get physical, there’s’ a good chance someone will end up in jail charged with assault. In fact, as a general rule, when there is a “domestic disturbance” the police usually end up arresting someone just to be on the safe side. It makes sense to separate people so the situation doesn’t escalate but this police “safety valve” can turn into a real nightmare for the parties involved.

The arrested party is usually charged with Domestic Assault and a “no contact order” is issued barred the accused from returning to their residence until the case is over. The case could take months to wind its way through the courts and very few families can afford to maintain two separate residences for that long. The added stress and expense will often compound the family’s problems and increase the animosity between family members.

Moreover, a Domestic Assault conviction is not something you want on your record. Persons convicted of “Domestic Assault” are barred from possessing or carrying firearms of any kind, barred from working in law enforcement, and barred from hunting. In addition, a second domestic assault could result in “enhanced” penalties. That’s why it’s important to aggressively defend all assault charges.

First Degree Domestic Assault
Felony Domestic Assault
Misdemeanor Domestic Assault
Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault
Domestic Assault By Strangulation

We have had a lot of experience with Domestic Assault cases and there not easy cases. Whatever you do is going to affect family relations on some level for years to come. Before you just give up and accept a conviction, give our Minneapolis domestic assault lawyers a call to set up a free consultation to see how we can help you.