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What can happen if I am convicted of a domestic violence crime?

On Behalf of | Jun 27, 2022 | Uncategorized

Many people in Northern New Jersey and the broader New York City area could find themselves arrested for and charged with a crime related to domestic violence.

Police and prosecutors are trained to take domestic violence offenses seriously, which means they are likely to make arrests and pursue charges aggressively.

On the other hand, living in a family and romantic relationships can be a challenge. An argument can blow up into what authorities would see as criminal behavior more easily than anyone might think.

Like any other criminal charge, penalties for a crime related to domestic violence can include jail, even if a person has no criminal history. The person may also have to pay a fine.

The court may also require a person to attend counseling as part of their probation and may order the person to stay away from their accuser, even if that means the person has to leave their own home.

A person may face consequences long after their court case ends

In the long term, convictions related to domestic violence also might prevent a person from owning or possessing a firearm.

Many people in Northern New Jersey and the broader New York City area could find themselves arrested for and charged with a crime related to domestic violence.

Police and prosecutors are trained to take domestic violence offenses seriously, which means they are likely to make arrests and pursue charges aggressively.

On the other hand, living in a family and having a romantic relationship is a challenge. An argument can blow up into what authorities would see as criminal behavior more easily than anyone might think.

Like any other criminal charge, penalties for a crime related to domestic violence can include jail, even if a person has no criminal history. The person may also have to pay a fine.

The court may also require a person to attend counseling as part of their probation and may order the person to stay away from their accuser, even if that means the person has to leave their own home.

A person may face consequences long after their court case ends

In the long term, convictions related to domestic violence also might prevent a person from owning or possessing a firearm.

For those who are not citizens of the United States, this type of conviction is grounds for deportation.

Many trades and professions, education and healthcare, for example, frown on candidates and workers who have a criminal history of domestic violence.

It can be hard for a person to convince a licensing authority or would-be employer that they have served their time and should be able to move on.

Finally, New Jersey family judges may consider a history of domestic violence when making decisions about custody and visitation.

Even for someone with no prior criminal history, a criminal charge related to domestic violence can be life-altering. An accused person will want to understand the law and what options they might have before making any big decisions in their case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Many trades and professions, education and healthcare of example, frown on candidates and workers who have a criminal history of domestic violence.

 

It can be hard for a person to convince a licensing authority or would-be employer that they have served their punishment and should be able to move on.

 

Finally, New Jersey family judges may consider a history of domestic violence when making decisions about custody and visitation.

 

Even for someone with no prior criminal history, a criminal charge related to domestic violence can be life-altering. A person accused will want to understand the law and what options they might have before making any big decisions in their case.