Minneapolis Domestic Assault Attorney
Domestic assault is the act of threatening or physically attacking a member of your family or household. It is a serious allegation and can result with you being sent to prison if convicted. Domestic assault also includes the making of verbal threats or forced sexual contact with a member of your family. Under the law, a "family member" includes blood relatives such as brothers, sisters, parents and cousins, spouses or ex-spouses, persons who have or are currently living together, persons who have or are expecting a child together or anyone involved in a romantic or sexual relationship.
Every family can have disagreements and arguments amongst themselves but when emotions run too high or there is alcohol or drugs involved, the situation can boil over, the police get called and they will arrest someone.
Domestic Assault Penalties in Minnesota
If convicted of domestic assault you could be looking at the following penalties:
- Up to 90 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine if charged as a misdemeanor
- Up to 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine if charged as a felony
- Anger management and/or counseling
- Community service
- Possible custody problems as well as orders of protection against you
Get Help from the Law Offices of William K. Bulmer II
When police are called to handle a domestic violence case they will routinely arrest someone whether or not they have any direct evidence that proves the allegation. It is important to act quickly when arrested for such a charge as the penalties could end up affecting you and your relationship with your family for the rest of your life. If you are facing domestic assault charges you need to speak to a Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of William K. Bulmer II.
To help defend you against domestic assault charges there are several tactics that can be used. Often the upset was a big misunderstanding but it is also possible you were actually defending yourself or perhaps were not even present at the time of the alleged assault. My office will do its own thorough investigation and collect evidence and testimony on your behalf. I can provide you with the guidance and legal counsel you need to fight your charges. Contact my firm to discuss your charges and possible defense options.