Like with any crime in New Mexico, the state recognizes varying degrees of domestic violence, each of which comes with a unique set of penalties. However, if convicted of domestic violence, you can count on the consequences to be costly and disruptive of your life. Our Albuquerque domestic violence defense attorneys at Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC, have extensive experience defending the rights of the accused to a great degree of success. We’re thorough, knowledgeable and hard-hitting in our approach to each case and are prepared to provide you with the unwavering support you deserve.
Possible Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge
Because domestic violence is a violent crime, no one act is associated with a certain charge or schedule of penalties. Rather, the legal consequences of a conviction are dependent on a number of factors, including the events surrounding the incident, extent of the victim’s injuries, your relationship to the victim, the victim’s age and health status and prior criminal convictions, among other things. If the state finds you guilty of domestic violence, penalties may include but not be limited to the following:
- Steep monetary fines
- Up to three years in prison for a 3rd degree felony conviction
- Up to 18 months in jail for a 4th degree felony conviction
- Up to one year in prison for a misdemeanor conviction
- Court-ordered anger management courses and/or counseling
Many defendants in domestic violence cases only take into consideration the short-term ramifications of a conviction. Our team at Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC, strives to be as transparent as possible from the onset of the case. We inform clients of possible outcomes which, in addition to the administrative consequences, may include tarnished reputation, damaged relationships, difficulty obtaining gainful employment in the future and issues with getting any sort of child custody.
Your Unwavering Defense to Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a serious crime that carries steep penalties. Because of this, we do not advise the accused to go up against the state on his or her own. Our Albuquerque domestic violence defense team is prepared to go the extra mile to help the accused assert their rights and obtain the best possible outcome. If you face domestic violence charges, contact Simon A. Kubiak, Attorneys at Law, PC, for the aggressive representation your case needs and deserves.