Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Utah
Protect Your Reputation and Quality of Life with Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with domestic violence in Utah? If so, your reputation and quality of life may already be suffering and a conviction will only make it worse. For example, an officer is required by law to remove firearms at the scene of a domestic violence incident, regardless of their purpose. If you get convicted, then the court has the authority to revoke concealed carry permits, hunter’s licenses, and any use of firearms. A domestic violence conviction can also limit child custody and even result in your parental rights being revoked. If you are facing a domestic violence charge, you need a Utah defense attorney.
We are experts in getting domestic violence charges reduced or dismissed. Call us at 801.980.9965 today for a no-obligation consultation.
Threat of Violence
A threat of violence charge is when an offender threatens injury, death or substantial property damage with the intent to frighten a victim. Threat of violence is a Class B misdemeanor, so you could be facing a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
Violation of Protective Order
A protective order is typically filed between two people due to a personal conflict, but once the protective order is filed, the conflict is no longer personal. If a person is accused of violating a protective order and the officer involved determines accusation is well-founded, a protective order requires the accused be arrested.
Due to the nature of these situations, the officers involved must make snap judgments, which can make life hard for the accused. These situations are particularly volatile when parental custody is at stake.
Violation of No Contact Order
A no-contact order is an order issued by the court regarding a criminal case in which there were allegations of a violent or threatening act, most commonly domestic violence. A no contact order requires the alleged abuser to:
- Have no personal contact with the victim
- Neither threaten nor harass the victim
- Avoid visiting the premises of the victim’s residence or anywhere the victim is temporarily living
- Also avoid sending messages through third parties
The difference between a protective order and a no contact order is the situation in which they are filed. The victim must request a protective order – while the court can order a no contact order. Violating a no contact order is classified as a Class B misdemeanor and can lead to other charges also being filed.
Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child
Committing an act of domestic violence in the presence of a child can double the criminal charges you face since each child present serves as the basis for a separate charge. Utah law has a broad definition for the presence of a child in terms of domestic violence, so a child doesn’t actually have to witness the violent act. They could, for example, simply be in the next room.
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer
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