Domestic Assault

Domestic assault is similar to regular assault, with the differentiating factor being that it is a crime committed against a family member or a member of your household.  This can include spouses, significant others, parents, grandparents, children, and roommates.  Like regular assault, domestic assault is an accelerable offense, meaning that each time you are convicted of it, the penalty gets worse.

Often, incidents of domestic violence result in the creation of an Order for Protection.  OFP's serve to protect one party (the alleged victim of the abuse) against another party (the alleged abuser) even before the aggressor is convicted of any crime.  It is important to know whether or not an OFP has been created in your case in order to avoid being in violation of it.  Violating an OFP can be a crime in and of itself, and can also cause you to be in violation of your terms of release.  This could result in you forfeiting any bail that you have paid and being forced to sit in jail pending the completion of your case.

If you have been charged with domestic assault or have reason to believe that you have been or may be reported by a member of your household for domestic assault, call an attorney with The Law Office of Brodie Hacken today.