What penalties will I face if I plead guilty or am convicted at trial on a domestic violence charge?
It depends. A domestic violence charge can range from a first degree misdemeanor all the way up to a first degree felony. Typically, your domestic violence charges are first degree misdemeanors. With that carries a maximum penalty of up to one year jail, one year probation, and a $1,000 fine. There are some additional conditions on these charges, such as a domestic batterer’s intervention program, and extra court costs and fines. If you’ve been accused of domestic battery, you should certainly call an attorney today.