It all depends on the totality of his record and the facts of this case. The best thing you can do for him is retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to minimize the consequences of this case. Feel free to call my office if I can be of assistance. Good luck.
Family violence charges do not require the judge to sentence the offender to jail time; neither do obstruction charges. However, judges do not like these offenses and often give jail time to offenders who have committed these types of violations. Your son needs to retain an attorney to help with his defense.
Jail time is possible, but not required. Family violence is one of the few misdemeanors (perhaps the only one) where a conviction results in a LIFETIME ban on firearm possession. So while the case may be a police overreaction, tread very lightly and understand the full consequences of a conviction.
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