If convicted, what is the penalty for a class 3 domestic violence charge. no previous trouble with law. no hitting just a push

Asked almost 2 years ago - Owens Cross Roads, AL

married 22 years with never an incident. please tell me no jail time.

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  1. Randy William Ferguson

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    Answered . You should do the domestic violence course and avoid a conviction. If convicted, you should not get jail time, but will get fine, costs and probation. If you need help, call me tomorrow or next week at 256-534-3435.

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  2. Lois R Beasley-Carlisle

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    Answered . You didn't state whether minor children are involved but assuming the length of the marriage none are. Sometimes spouses planning on divorce will file for domestic violence charges to gain an advantage in a custody battle. Also it is a factor taken into consideration for alimony, and property division, e.g. who gets to live in the house if a motion for pendente lite action is filed pending trial. Contact an attorney immediately to ensure your rights are protected fully in all aspects not just the criminal aspect. Sometimes a domestic violence charge will affect your right to carry a weapon and it could have an effect on employment. Do not handle this type of charge without an attorney.

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  3. Eric Clark Davis

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    Answered . The penalty is up to 12 months in jail and up to a $2,000 fine. That conviction also carries implications of not being able to possess a firearm. Speak with an attorney and try to avoid a domestic violence conviction. See if pretrial diversion is available. If necessary see if you can plead to harassment without the domestic violence aspect.

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