Domestic Assault / Domestic Violence convictions are taken very seriously in Rhode Island and carry heavy penalties that can follow you through life. Domestic assault in Rhode Island is charged under the Rhode Island Domestic Violence Prevention Act and can result in criminal charges with an issued no contact order. When a domestic violence situation occurs, there's a high chance that the alleged batterer will immediately face arrest. In most cases, an accusation is all that's needed to make the arrest. During this time, you risk the chance of being removed from your home, the temporary loss of visitation rights with your children and impactful financial ramifications. Often the alleged victim may retract their original complaint or desire to withdraw from pressing charges only to find that the prosecutor plans to proceed fervently with the prosecution.
What is Domestic Violence?
The term domestic violence is used to address a number of offenses including:
The abuse just has to occur between two people in a domestic relationship. The abused could be your:
The domestic aspect makes assault charges much worse. It is imperative that you hire a proper domestic assault lawyer.
How Will a Domestic Assault Conviction Impact My Life?
A domestic assault conviction will impact your life in many ways. The first is the criminal penalties. The number of past domestic convictions and the judge’s discretion will determine your specific penalization. Even a simple domestic violence conviction could have penalties including:
Ten Days to Ten Years in Jail
Exorbitant Fines and Fees
Batters Intervention Program
A domestic violence conviction can also influence future family court decisions, including:
And a domestic violence conviction can have a negative impact on the following aspects of your life:
You do not want to suffer these consequences. You need an experienced Rhode Island domestic assault lawyer to protect your rights.
Domestic Violence Offenses
The term domestic violence is used to address a number of offenses ranging from assault to stalking to rape and murder. Filed under such a wide umbrella, even a mild offense can place you in jail. If convicted, a domestic assault on your record can severely damage your reputation and affect both current and future relationships.
If you've been charged with domestic assault contact Rhode Island Domestic Assault Lawyer Chad F Bank immediately. We understand the challenges you’re facing as a criminal defendant, and we can help you navigate the system. We focus on results. We are in court every day fighting for our clients and we are the most reviewed firm in Providence. Call 401-229-5088 to speak with RI Domestic Assault AttorneyChad F Bank today. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Providence across from the courthouse.