What To Do If You Are Charged With Domestic Abuse

Mario A. Godoy
What To Do If You Are Charged With Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse and assault convictions carry serious criminal consequences and many additional challenges. Criminal convictions become a part of your permanent criminal history and discoverable in background checks. If you are convicted on spousal abuse or domestic violence charges, in addition to fines or jail time, you could also

• lose your parental rights

• be denied entry to your home or ability to rent a new home

• be subject to deportation if you are not a U.S. citizen

• denial of citizenship if you are a legal immigrant

• denial of reentry to the United States if you leave the country

• be denied job opportunities or promotions

• if you are a health care professional, lose your license to practice and ability to prescribe medication

• have your Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card revoked

If you are charged with domestic abuse, you need to fully understand the long-term implications a conviction or a guilty plea will have on your life. After you are convicted, there may be very little an attorney can do to help you. If you are charged with domestic abuse or assault, you should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Meet With An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

The attorneys at Godoy Law Office are former prosecutors in Cook County and DuPage County. We have the required experience and skill to build strong cases to defend our clients. We are available to work hard to defend you from the harsh consequences that can come from a domestic battery conviction. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us at 855-554-6369. Our team offers jail visits.

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