A Domestic Violence Charge Can Ruin Your Life. Protect Your Future.
Arguments in the household can often become heated, and things can sometimes get out of hand. Perhaps you acted out of anger, or said some things you didn’t necessarily mean. Or maybe you’ve been wrongly accused by someone you trusted, and are now facing legal repercussions. Regardless of the reasons behind your accusation, a domestic abuse charge can be detrimental to your reputation and your general way of life.
Defining Domestic Violence under Minnesota Law
Various acts, physical or verbal, can be considered abuse by Minnesotan courts under the Domestic Abuse Act. An act is considered domestic when committed by one family or household member toward another family or household member. This can include a current or former spouse, persons related by blood, persons involved in a significant sexual or romantic relationship, children and parents, and those who have or had a child together.
Something as small as a verbal threat can be considered an act of domestic abuse. The infliction of actual or implied physical injury, harm or assault can all be used against you in such a case, so it’s important for you to understand exactly what you might have to confront in a potential legal battle.
Let Us Help With Your Defense
Domestic violence is a serious issue, and has various degrees of legal implications in the state of Minnesota. Depending on the circumstances, if convicted you could be facing fines, jail time and misdemeanor or even felony charges. A conviction will follow you for the rest of your life, and can make even simple things unnecessarily difficult. We’re here to help you sort through the laws and create a defense strategy that’s right for you and your unique situation.
We have more than 23 years experience in criminal defense, and are ready to stand behind you as you deal with this difficult situation. We will fight on your behalf and go to trial if necessary to protect your legal rights. Severe consequences may arise if you hesitate to contact an attorney to represent you, so call Vermeulen Law Offices, P.A. today to discuss your situation and your options.