Albuquerque Domestic Violence Attorneys
Need an Albuquerque criminal lawyer for your case?
Domestic violence is not taken lightly by the state of New Mexico. However,
domestic violence allegations are some of the most commonly fabricated
charges. Domestic violence calls are frequently made because individuals
do not realize how serious the consequences of such a call can be, or
because an individual has malicious intent such as punishing a spouse.
These charges all too often stem from ignorance, spite and defiance.
If you were charged with this offense, why should you speak with a domestic
violence defense attorney immediately? Not only can a domestic violence
conviction affect your criminal record, it can wreak havoc on your family
relationships. Domestic violence charges usually involve assault and battery
against one's family member or member of one's household (for
example, a roommate or live-in boyfriend).
After an individual is charged with a domestic violence offense, an order
of protection is issued. This results in an order of no contact between
the defendant and the alleged victim. If you wish to have contact with
the alleged victim, your lawyer must file a "Motion for Modification
of Conditions of Release." Speak to an Albuquerque criminal defense
lawyer at our firm as soon as you can to make sure that you have the defense
you need for your charges.
Penalties You Could Incur for Domestic Violence
Domestic violence convictions can result in a host of penalties including:
- Up to 6 months in jail for a petty misdemeanor
- Up to one year in jail for a misdemeanor
- Up to 18 months in prison for a fourth degree felony
- Up to three years in prison for a third degree felony
- Monetary fines
- A mandatory domestic violence/anger management counseling
Thankfully, there are many possible defenses available to you. These include
lack of evidence, unreliable witnesses, and false allegations. Domestic
violence cases are difficult for prosecutors to litigate because of the
relationship between the alleged victim and the defendant. More often
than not, a victim may not want to testify.
It is imperative that you speak with a domestic violence defense lawyer
today because police frequently only listen to one side of the story and,
as a result, it is all too common for an innocent individual to be saddled
with a domestic violence charge that could ruin his/her reputation, criminal
record, family and future.
Obtain Counsel from Our Albuquerque Domestic Violence Lawyers
Due to the nature of these charges, prosecutors rarely dismiss a domestic
violence case, regardless of the facts. If you have been charged with
domestic violence, rest assured that a domestic violence lawyer at The
Romero Law Firm, P.A. can provide you with the aggressive criminal defense
you need on your side in order to fight for your innocence and the best
outcome to your case.
If you choose to have Romero Law Firm, P.A. represent you, we can help
you remain objective, investigate your circumstances for evidence that
could result in a case dismissal, work with prosecutors for a reduction
in charges or help you build a strong defense for trial.
Contact our office today at (505) 633-8828 for the competent legal services you deserve!
Domestic violence charges will be taken seriously, secure serious legal
representation on your side today!