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Domestic Assault

Domestic assault is serious and that is why many communities around Minnesota are engaging in programs that are designed to combat domestic assault. The programs are in place to identify domestic abuse situations, provide education about them, and prevent them.

But while there are legitimate cases of domestic assault throughout Minnesota, there are times when individuals are falsely accused. False accusations can be the result of retaliation or a vendetta of some sort. Many custody cases have one parent accusing the other of domestic assault. It is very important for you to have a Mankato criminal defense attorney by your side to defend you.

Honest And Reliable Representation

When you have Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD defend you in your domestic abuse case, you will receive very methodical and focused representation that is determined to obtain the best result for you.

One thing that a judge may do in your case is issue an Order for Protection (OFP) in order to protect the plaintiff. This is a No Contact Order that prevents you from contacting the alleged victim. Such an order against a parent can cause them to not be able to meet their child’s needs, which can be harmful when it comes to the care of the child.

If an OFP is put in place against you, it is important that you and your attorney work toward removing or modifying the order so that contact can be allowed in at least a specific capacity. When children are involved, this can be very important. If there is no reason for the OFP to be in place, then it is imperative to have it removed as soon as possible.

Fighting For Your Future

Domestic assault is an enhanceable offence, which means that any prior domestic assault convictions can make the current charge more serious. If convicted of the current charge after being convicted previously, the penalties are more serious.

A domestic assault conviction can also result in certain rights limitations like being able to purchase a firearm. The conviction can also make getting a job or finding a place to live very difficult.

With an experienced southern Minnesota attorney by your side, you can obtain the best possible result in the case. This could mean a reduction in charges, dismissal of the charges, acquittal, and/or removal or modification of the OFP. The goal is to make sure you can move on with your life in the most productive way possible.

Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer

Law enforcement around Minnesota is cracking down on domestic assault through various programs that have been put in place. If you have been accused of domestic assault, a Southern Minnesota criminal defense attorney can protect your rights, and the facts in your case may warrant you receiving a much better outcome than what you would receive without an experienced defense attorney by your side. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.


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