The Consequences Of A Domestic Assault Conviction

The state of Minnesota makes it illegal to intentionally harm or cause the death of a family or household member. Its domestic assault charges are applied when the relationship between a defendant and the person he or she is accused of harming is one of the following:

  • Parent and child
  • Blood relatives
  • Current and former spouses
  • Former and current co-habitants
  • People who have parented a child together
  • A pregnant woman and the alleged father
  • Any two people in a romantic or sexual relationship

The category of domestic assault includes criminal charges with life-altering consequences if you are found guilty of them. The attorneys at Migala Law Office can guide you through the justice system after a domestic abuse-related arrest. They will construct a defense that challenges the weakest parts of the state's case against you.

Domestic Violence Convictions And Their Aftereffects

It is important to take any arrest on a domestic assault charge seriously. Some of the potential impacts of a conviction for this type of charge include:

  • Escalation of second and third offenses to gross misdemeanor and felony levels, respectively
  • Mandatory attendance of batterer intervention groups
  • Lifetime ban on gun ownership
  • A criminal record that can make passing background checks for jobs or housing difficult
  • Restrictions that prevent work in the health care, education and other sectors

If a protective order is taken out against you, you must follow its restrictions exactly or face jail time and mandatory counseling. Repeated violations can result in felony-level convictions, with longer sentences and steep fines.

Preserve Your Reputation And Your Rights

At Migala Law Office, we understand you are innocent until proven guilty, and our lawyers strive to challenge the prosecution's case in the courtroom. Call 320-227-6456 today to schedule a free initial appointment. Or you can email us. We serve clients in St. Cloud as well as across the entire state of Minnesota.