Skilled Domestic Assault Defense Attorney Helping St. Cloud and Minneapolis
Minnesota takes domestic violence charges very seriously, and with good reason. But while domestic assault is a crime that we should strive to eliminate from society, domestic assault charges can carry severe social and professional consequences for the accused even in the absence of a conviction. In some cases, the accused may even be forced to live outside their home during the trial. Neuville Law Office has represented hundreds of individuals facing domestic assault charges and has been able to get many of these cases dismissed or charges reduced by deploying individualized strategies specific to each client’s situation.
What is Domestic Assault in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, domestic assault can be any act which is intended to cause bodily harm or cause fear of bodily harm to a family or household member. These can include assault, battery, sexual assault, and stalking.
However, there are many behaviors that could result in a call to law enforcement which do not constitute domestic violence. These include yelling, minor pushing, restraining an individual to prevent self-harm or harm to another, blocking someone’s path, using harsh language, or acts of self defense. Distinguishing between what is and is not domestic assault is one of the essential components of any defense strategy for domestic violence cases.
Penalties for Domestic Assault
Individuals convicted of domestic assault face a range of potential penalties, including domestic abuse no contact orders (DANCOs), mandatory counseling, jail time, and the loss of the ability to own a firearm. Additionally, a domestic assault conviction can have a serious impact on your reputation and your employment. Convictions that go on your criminal record can follow you for years after the fact, affecting housing and job opportunities for the rest of your life.
Get the Legal Assistance you Need
There are a number of strategies that can reduce or eliminate domestic assault charges/ These strategies can include demonstrating that the accuser filed a false report, that you were acting in self-defense, that your actions did not constitute domestic assault, or that there is insufficient evidence to prove the accusations against you. By getting an experienced domestic assault defense attorney to advocate on your behalf, you maximize your ability to effectively defend your interests in and out of court.
Luke Neuville has dedicated his career to helping each of his clients develop a personalized legal defense strategy to get the best outcome possible for their case. Luke is committed to building a personal relationship with all of his clients based on professionalism, compassion, and respect. If you work with Luke, you’ll be able to move forward with your case knowing that you are in good hands.