Have you been charged with a Domestic Violence crime?
When you hire Pederson Law to assist you with your domestic violence charge, you will be at ease knowing that Holly Pederson understands the complexity of domestic violence issues.
Domestic violence charges carry devastating consequences. From the negative stigma associated with being labeled as a "domestic abuser" to the consequences of a conviction that can last a lifetime, a charge with a domestic violence enhancement should not be taken lightly.
Many criminal charges, such as Assault in the Fourth Degree, Coercion, Stalking, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, Violence of No Contact Order, you lose your right to possess firearms when there is a Domestic Violence enhancement. For many people, this can be the most significant consequence of a domestic violence conviction. Once convicted, you could get charged with a new crime, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, if you are even in constructive possession of a firearm.
Aside from the potential loss of your right to possess firearms, the monetary penalties of a conviction depend on whether your charge is a simple misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony. Simple misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Gross misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. The maximum sentence for a felony, on the other hand, will range on a variety of factors. For more information on felony charges, click here.