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Domestic Violence Charges

Unfortunately, false accusations of domestic violence are far from uncommon. In some cases, the police may issue charges for what was little more than an argument, or they may have only one side of the story and the person charged may have actually acted in self defense.

Domestic violence charges are usually a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail. They may also rise to the level of a Felony, with far more severe legal ramifications. Beyond the risk of incarceration, domestic violence convictions come with a great number of life altering consequences, these include difficulty in finding employment, and possibly having child custody and visitation issues. In many cases, you may be prohibited from entering your own home or retrieving your possessions.

If you are charged with domestic violence, it is imperative that you call attorney Kerr to discuss your case. He will hear your side of the story and advise you of the best legal strategies available under the circumstances.