Assault and domestic violence are two of the most commonly charged violent crimes. If you or someone you love is facing assault or domestic violence charges, it is imperative that you take steps to ensure that your rights or the rights of your loved one are properly defended. The consequences that accompany a conviction on these charges are very serious:
- Assault - An assault can be charged as a felony and carry a sentence of more than a year of prison.
- Domestic violence - The consequences for a domestic violence conviction can include many restrictions such as not being able to own a gun. A protection order is also a common part of a domestic violence case. These orders are often misunderstood and violated. The violation of a protection order is another crime.
Many assaults and domestic violence situations arise from circumstances involving alcohol. With so many young people living on or nearby Miami University's campus, a number of assaults happen on campus, some involving fraternities. It is important that your criminal defense attorney understands the university and how to defend criminal charges that arise there.