Experienced Domestic Assault Attorney Serving Edina Clients
Domestic assault charges are something that society rightfully takes very seriously. Which is why if you’ve been charged with domestic assault, it can feel like the bottom has dropped out. You may be feeling like you have been declared guilty before the trial has even started. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. At Neuville Law Office, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and deserves to have their story told.
How Does Minnesota Define Domestic Assault?
If you’ve been arrested for domestic assault, then you have probably run through the events surrounding your arrest in your head many times since. Let’s take a moment to talk about what actions Minnesota considers to be domestic assault. To be considered domestic assault, actions must inflict bodily harm or create a fear of bodily harm in a family member or relative. Things like assault, battery, sexual assault, and stalking all fall under the category of domestic assault. However, many other actions that might be considered aggressive are not actually domestic assault, such as yelling and harsh language, minor pushing, blocking an pathway, or restraining someone to prevent them from harming themselves or someone else.
Domestic Assault Penalties
The penalties for domestic assault charges and convictions are widespread and occur in and out of court. If convicted, you may be sentenced to prison, mandatory counseling, or probation. However, just by being charged, you may receive a domestic abuse no contact order (DANCO), which will prevent you from having contact with your alleged victim and any children involved. This can mean that you will not be allowed to live in your home during the trial. On top of that, charges or a conviction can impact your ability to gain employment, housing, or even just develop new relationships.
You Are Not Alone
If you’ve been arrested for domestic assault, you are probably feeling uncertain about your future and overwhelmed by your legal situation. Here’s the good news: you have help. Neuville Law Office understands that there are two sides to every story and will help you tell yours in court and in your community. Luke Neuville will work closely with you to understand the particulars of your case and develop a defense strategy to stand up for your rights. When you hire an effective criminal defense attorney, you maximize your chances to reduce or dismiss the charges against you so you can move forward with your life.