If you are arrested for domestic violence, speak with an experienced lawyer
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence (DV) offenses are violent crimes committed by a person
who has, or has had, an intimate relationship or is otherwise related
to the victim. Domestic violence (DV) offenses encompass several crimes.
These include homicide, aggravated assault, assault and stalking. DV crimes
involve both felonies and misdemeanors.
What Happens If I Am Charged With Domestic Violence?
After a person is arrested for DV, the presiding judge sets bond and the
conditions of release. The amount of bail that is set is a factor of several
issues. These include a person’s criminal history, his ties to the
community and the offense with which he is charged.
Once bail is posted, contact us. Even if you cannot post bail, ask a relative
to contact us. Do not plead guilty to DV without speaking to a lawyer.
What Are The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction?
A conviction for DV is also a permanent bar to firearms possession. Therefore,
a misdemeanor weapons charge following a DV conviction may escalate into
a federal indictment for unlawful firearms possession. Moreover, convictions
for DV have grave immigration consequences. DV offenses may quickly become
complex. Specifically, there are generally several conditions associated
with posting bail in DV cases. Being accused of violation any of these
bail conditions will lead to additional charges being placed against the
A conviction for DV will also entail a custodial sentence, or a term that
is probated. The Court may also require the offender to enroll in anger
management classes or a battery intervention program as part of the sentence.
If convicted, a defendant would also be ordered to stay away
from the victim or the victim’s place of work.
Do I Need Legal Assistance if I Am Charged With Domestic Violence?
Do not plead guilty to DV without counsel. We regularly have had success
in DV cases in both Tennessee and Mississippi. Many of these cases are
scheduled for trial. We are able to obtain settlements that do not require
a guilty plea and result in dismissals for our clients.