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Penalties for Domestic Violence Crimes

Domestic violence is that which might be understood as “violence” (broadly defined) that occurs between people who live in the same household. This can mean married couples, co-habiting couples, roommates, children and parents, and more. “Violence” can mean physical injury or the threat of injury. Typically, charges of domestic violence come with hefty potential penalties, if a person is actually convicted. Attorney James Powderly knows that people facing domestic violence charges in Cape Cod are also facing a multitude of life-changing penalties if convicted, but wants everyone to know about his or her right to defense.

Possible Penalties

Charges of domestic violence gain real weight if a person is convicted of such a crime. There are several possible penalties for a misdemeanor conviction, such as:

  • Fines not to exceed $5,000
  • Jail time up to 2 ½ years
  • Other fees and financial penalties
  • Mandatory attendance of battery intervention course
  • Victim restitution

Sometimes people face charges of domestic violence crimes when these charges are misleading or misguided. In any case, any person has the right to defend himself or herself against the possible penalties that are associated with a domestic violence crime conviction.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Cape Cod

If you or someone you know has been charged with a domestic violence crime, and is now facing the above penalties, then attorney James Powderly may be able to help you. Contact our Cape Cod office today by calling 508-343-0676 to learn more about mounting a quality defense against the penalties of domestic violence convictions.