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Handling Domestic Abuse Cases In The East Brookfield Area
Domestic assault and battery is treated the same as regular assault and battery under the law. These two charges are treated very differently by law enforcement and the courts, however. There is a stigma against any individual who is accused of domestic violence. Police officers are quick to make an arrest in these types of cases. It is important to act quickly and work with an attorney who can help you protect your rights after an arrest.
At the law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., in Worcester, our lead attorney has 25 years of experience defending clients charged with domestic assault and battery in Massachusetts. As a former state trooper, he has an in-depth understanding of police procedures and he knows how to investigate his clients’ cases to build a defense against any type of criminal charge.
Penalties For Domestic Assault And Battery
If you have been arrested for domestic assault or battery, you need to take these charges very seriously. A conviction can bring serious consequences. You could face a prison sentence of up to 2 1/2 years. If a weapon was involved, you may also be charged with a felony offense, which can have a lasting effect on your ability to get a job or own a firearm.
Not only could you face criminal penalties, a conviction can also have a serious impact on your personal life. If the individual who accused you of assault seeks a restraining order, you may not be able to return home or see your family. A criminal record for domestic abuse could also have an effect on any divorce or custody proceedings.
Clients rely on our experience and skill in handling even the most sensitive types of cases, including those involving spousal abuse, child abuse and other forms of domestic violence. Through thorough preparation and knowledgeable advocacy, we will work to protect your rights and interests at every stage of the process.
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