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Know how domestic violence charges might affect you

On Behalf of | Dec 2, 2016 | Domestic Violence

We recently discussed the employment implications that are possible if you are facing accusations of domestic violence. When you think about it, the effects of a domestic violence accusation are very far reaching. There is a chance that you could lose your family. You might end up facing time in jail or on probation. Other penalties might also occur.

When it comes to employment, there is a chance that you will find it difficult to find employment because of the nature of domestic violence charges. This might occur even before you are convicted. A conviction could make it even more difficult.

We know that you might not want to even think about all of the ways domestic violence charges can impact your life. As unpleasant as it is, you should think carefully about all of this so that you can make decisions about how you are going to fight the charges.

There is one thing that you shouldn’t do if you are facing domestic violence charges — ignore them. Even if you and the alleged victim get back together, it is possible that you might still face charges. This is because it isn’t up to the victim if charges are dropped. Instead, the prosecutors are the ones who make that decision.

No matter what, you mustn’t think that the charges are going to disappear. You should work on getting your defense strategy planned out so that you can decide where you need to place your focus. Even if you think that you can get a plea deal or something else worked out, planning for a trial might still be a good idea.


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