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Criminal Defense against Domestic Violence Charges
Salt Lake City Domestic Abuse Defense Lawyer
Few criminal charges have been as misapplied as the charge of domestic violence. A heated domestic argument can cause both partners to lose it… and yet only one faces criminal charges. In a difficult divorce situation, it’s easy for one person to make false charges of domestic abuse against the other in order to get the house and the kids.
On the other hand, domestic violence is a very real problem in our homes and our communities and it cuts across all income levels, all races and all religions. If your family life has been marred by violence and abuse, you need help to get your life together, not restraining orders and jail time to tear it apart further.
This is not just a court case, this is your life-and it’s our fight.
When you’re facing domestic violence charges, you need:
- Experienced lawyers who understand the local courts and juries
- Compassionate lawyers who understand your situation and can give you sound legal advice
- Creative lawyers who know what resources are available for you in the community to help you and your family find healing and recovery
At the Salt Lake City law office of Rasmussen & Miner, our defense lawyers have been working in state and federal courts in Utah for more than 20 years. Our track record of results demonstrates our commitment to helping our clients get their lives together.
Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation with a Salt Lake City domestic violence attorney. Call (801)363-8500. Our phones are answered 24/7 and we make jail visits.
We Take Domestic Violence Defense Seriously
Considered more serious than assault in Utah, domestic violence charges can include domestic assault or battery, violation of protective orders, or sexual abuse of a child, all carrying serious consequences. If you’ve been charged with spousal abuse you need to know that a conviction will mean you will be barred from legal ownership of a firearm, even a hunting rifle. If you violate this gun restriction, you face charges for weapons violations.
Also, domestic violence is an “enhanceable offense.” That means that if you are convicted again, the penalties will be worse each time. Domestic violence can be a felony offense. Whether you face family abuse charges in Draper, Salt Lake City or communities in Weber County or elsewhere in Utah, we will protect your rights and help you find the resources you need to turn your life around.
A Strategic Defense for Domestic Abuse Charges
Serious criminal cases benefit from a team approach. Two attorneys will review your case separately and then together, working to identify strengths and weaknesses in the case and to develop a defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome, given the facts. That could be a dismissal of charges, probation and counseling, or an acquittal at trial.
Call for Help Today at (801) 363-8500
If you have questions, contact our Salt Lake City law office. A Utah criminal defense lawyer from our firm is available to discuss your situation in a confidential, no-cost consultation.