Felonies in accordance with domestic violence charges happen for many reasons. They usually include some of the most serious and violent crimes. Felony domestic violence can happen between many people, such as those who are living together, those who are dating or married, and other residents who are within the same household. Felonies include things like assault and battery, but there are many aspects that can qualify as “aggravating factors.”
Aggravating factors could balance the line between a domestic violence charge being a felony or a misdemeanor. This is true in cases where an act of violence led to serious bodily harm or death, a criminal act took place against a minor, a deadly weapon was used, or a criminal act led to forced sexual abuse.
Facing the Serious Penalties
There are many domestic violence penalties that could apply to your case if you have been convicted of this serious crime. Usually, if you receive a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, you could receive fines or spend some time in prison. The prison stay might not be too long. However, if you are charged with a felony, you could see higher fines and larger prison stays. This means you could be facing several thousands of dollars as your punishment, incarceration in a federal prison facility for over a year, mandatory rehabilitation, and probation periods that could last for years and leave a huge impact on your life.
You could lose many privileges that you now enjoy if you have been struck with domestic violence penalties. This is why it pays to think ahead and start defending your case from the very beginning. If you are facing felony domestic violence charges, you want to speak with an attorney as soon as possible so that you can defend your rights and get started on building your case from the very beginning.
Call us at the Law Office of Peter Blair for more information on how we can help you if you have been accused of felony domestic violence. Call us today at 619-357-4977 for more information.