Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Consequences of a Domestic Assault Conviction

The month of October is designated as a time to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence, but it is also a good time to raise awareness of the collateral consequences of being convicted of domestic assault. As most people are aware, domestic assault is a criminal act and, as such, can have serious legal consequences. This week, the team at O'Donnell Law Center is here to offer some insight into the types of consequences that those convicted of domestic assault may face.



Domestic Assault - What is It?

"Domestic assault" refers to many different types of violent or hostile acts, many of which we hear about in the news and media. In addition to assault and battery, here are a few examples of other types of acts that you may be surprised could constitute domestic assault:
  • Child Abuse 
  • Elder Abuse
  • Sexual Violence by Intimate Partners
  • Verbal Threats of Violence
  • Isolation From Other Persons or Communication Devices
You do not have to be in a current close relationship with the alleged victim to be convicted of domestic violence. If you had previously been married to, had a child with, lived with, or dated your victim, you may be charged with domestic violence.

Being Convicted Of Domestic Assault - The Consequences

Domestic assault is considered either a misdemeanor or a felony (depending on the situation). As such, being convicted of domestic assault can have huge, lifetime consequences on your lifestyle. Here are a few examples of the types of consequences those convicted may face:
  • Years of Prison
  • Loss of Custody and/or Visitation Rights
  • Difficulty Obtaining Employment
  • Restrictions on Conceal and Carry Permissions
  • Difficulty Obtaining Housing
  • Required Anger Management or Batterers Intervention Classes
  • Difficulty Obtaining A Loan
  • Years of Probation
  • Restrictions Imposed by an Abuse Order of Protection

Contact O'Donnell Law Center For Representation

With so much at stake, it is crucial that you seek the representation of an experienced Lake of the Ozarks criminal defense attorney. If you are currently facing domestic assault charges, don't hesitate to reach out O'Donnell Law Center for criminal representation at the Lake of the Ozarks. We will do everything we can to take the burden off your shoulders.


Call the most trusted law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks to get started today.
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Phone: (573) 552-0317

O'Donnell Law Center, LLC
1026 Palisades Blvd. Suite 3
Osage Beach, MO  65065
(Located on the McDonald's Side of the Building)

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