There Are Many Consequences To Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is an issue that the state takes seriously. As a former assistant prosecutor, I know that law enforcement and the court consider these cases carefully.
If you have been charged with domestic violence or served with an order of protection, you need a lawyer on your side. You may be unaware of your rights. You may also be unaware of the consequences of a conviction or of violating a restraining order. Call the Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer in St. Louis at 314-492-6955 for a free consultation.
Domestic Violence Charges In Missouri
In Missouri, domestic violence can occur between current or former married couples and people who have or had an intimate relationship. They may or may not live together and may or may not share children. It covers a broad range of abuse that may be physical, sexual, emotional and/or economic.
Being convicted of domestic violence can have permanent consequences. You will have a criminal record. You will not be allowed to own firearms. Depending on the details of the case, you could be sentenced to jail time and counseling.
If the alleged victim gets an order of protection, you can be ordered to move out of the home you share. The order can also require you to pay spousal and child support. You may or may not be allowed to see your children while the order is in place. Violating the protective order can send you to jail.
I will represent you throughout your case, including at protective order hearings. You can rely on my experience as a judge and former district attorney.
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