From pushing someone during an argument to threatening a spouse, and attempting to injure someone with a weapon; are all considered assault and domestic violence. Depending on the criminal activity will result in various consequences.If you are involved in domestic violence and/or sexual assault, it's essential to hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Pennsylvania.
Domestic violence is one of the most common criminal offenses in Pennsylvania and beyond. Acts of domestic violence can take place between family or household members, sexual partners or those who share biological parenthood.
Penalties and Sentences
The penalties for domestic violence can vary from being ordered to take anger management courses or counseling to felony charges and incarceration. If this is the first time the defendant is charged with domestic violence, the case could be treated lighter than one who has been charged multiple times in the past.
To get a full understanding of the consequences of being convicted of violating the state's domestic violence laws, consult Mr. D'Intino today for a free consultation.