CRIMINAL MATTERS

Domestic relations matters such as divorce and paternity often include a component of domestic violence. Often charges are brought against one of the parties. Three of the most frequent charges are: domestic battery; the unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence; and violation of an order of protection. Generally, these are class A misdemeanors punishable for up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine not to exceed $2,500.00. However, in some circumstances, the charges may be enhanced and charged as a felony thereby having a greater punishment.