Family violence cases are taken very seriously by law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys. They are complicated cases that can lead to more charges or trouble if you do not know the immediate and long lasting consequences. Most offenses involving spouses or partners, or other family members, are flagged as domestic violence crimes. Just being charged with a domestic violence offense can lead to a no contact order with the accuser, which if violated, will lead to additional charges. A domestic violence allegation can have a strong impact in a child custody action and limit your contact with your children. A minor conviction for domestic violence can impact your ability to purchase a gun. Subsequent convictions for domestic violence can lead to enhanced offenses and stiffer penalties. If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact our attorneys who will guide you through the complicated process and protect your rights and future along the way.