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Domestic Battery


Do not plea guilty to a domestic battery charge before consulting an
experienced criminal lawyer.

Domestic battery may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on a
number of factors. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony domestic
violence charge, you can not possess or carry a firearm for the rest of your life
under federal law.

   Consult a criminal defense attorney.

If the police are called to your house in response to a domestic disturbance,
and you suspect you may be the subject of that investigation, do not speak to the
police. You do not have to prove your innocence by speaking to the police. Do not
make the mistake of believing that you will exonerate yourself. Even if your version
of events is the truth, that does not protect you from being arrested and charged
with domestic battery. The police will often access who the potential victim and
aggressor are in a domestic dispute, and will do so very quickly without much

You or your attorney needs to immediately find out whether a contact order exists
which prohibits the accused from communicating with the other person. In most
domestic battery cases, the judge will immediately issue a no contact order. If a no
contact order is in place,you may not communicate even through a third party.
Further, even if the other party initiates the communication, you
will be in violation
of the no contact order by communicating with them. You could be charged with
violating a no contact order which is a separate and new criminal charge.

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