Domestic Violence Offenses

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Domestic Violence Offenses2018-09-18T16:06:34+00:00


Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney

Rhode Island Domestic Violence Attorney Domestic violence is not limited to romantic relations. Domestic violence offenses include all forms of domestic, familial and romantic relationships. There are also several extensions of these primary relationships included under the category of domestic violence such as; engagements, cohabitation, roommates and domestic partnerships. Committing an assault battery against anyone is considered criminal activity but the seriousness of these allegations are heightened when the alleged victim falls into one of the categories noted above. Under Rhode Island law Domestic Violence offenders convicted or placed on probation for any crime relating to domestic violence are required to attend a batterer's intervention program, at their own expense, in addition to any sentencing ordered by the judge. This requirement cannot be waived by the court under any circumstances. The penalties for domestic violence offenses are weighted with seriousness and heavy ramifications.

Rhode Island Penalties for Domestic Violence Offenses

(c)(1) Every person convicted of an offense punishable as a misdemeanor involving domestic violence as defined in § 12-29-2 shall face: First Offense:

  • Jail Time Up to 1 Year
  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Batters Intervention Program (at your expense)
  • Court Costs
Second Offense:
  • 10 Days to One Year in Jail
  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Batters Intervention Program (at your expense)
  • Court Costs
Third Offense:
  • Felony Charge
  • One to Ten Years in Jail
  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Batters Intervention Program (at your expense)
  • Court Costs
(2) No jail sentence provided under this section can be suspended.


How Will a Domestic Violence Conviction Affect You?

Being charged with a domestic violence offense can greatly impact important aspects of your life immediately. Domestic violence charges can unjustly blemish your character and reputation affecting your social, education, and professional endeavors in a derogatory way. At The Law Office of Chad Bank, we understand the impact these charges can cause for you and your family. Our firm has represented many domestic violence defense cases. We are privy to the tactical strategies used by prosecution in these legal matters and are well seasoned to defend against them. Our extensive criminal defense background has been a tremendous benefit for each of our clients individually. Our legal team can break down the factors of each case in great detail and analyze the best legal approach to take for your best interest. If you or someone you know has been charged with a domestic violence offense contact Rhode Island Domestic Violence Offense Attorney Chad Bank immediately. Call 401-229-5088 to schedule your FREE consultation.