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Allegations of domestic violence have the power to negatively alter your life forever. It is important to seek reliable legal advice as soon as possible if you’ve been charged with a crime, or believe that you are being investigated. At the Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC, our Missouri criminal defense attorney provides personalized legal representation and advice throughout all stages of your case. With more than ten years of experience as a Jackson County prosecutor, attorney Troy J. Leavitt is uniquely suited to craft effective counter arguments and insightful defense strategies to help you achieve favorable results. The legal process is often intimidating and confusing but you don’t have to face the uncertainty and challenges alone.
Domestic violence charges result from physical disputes arising between family or household members, including past and current spouses, blood-related family members, individuals engaged in romantic or intimate relationships and individuals that have a child together. These types of crimes encompass numerous different acts including:
The circumstances surrounding your domestic violence incident determines whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges. Penalties for domestic violence convictions include:
Regardless of what type of charges you’re facing, it is important to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through the legal process.
Following a domestic violence dispute, the victim often petitions the court for an order of protection. If the court believes there is an immediate threat of danger to the petitioner, an ex parte order may be issued. This type of order goes into effect immediately and may prevent you from going to certain places or contacting specific people. In addition, a conviction for domestic assault goes on your permanent record and may impede or prevent you from obtaining employment or finding a rental residence. You need a tenacious advocate on your side, protecting your rights and helping you understand exactly what is at stake if you are charged with a domestic abuse or domestic violence crime. Contact our experienced Missouri criminal defense attorney as soon as possible for your best chance at resolving conflicts efficiently and reducing long-term consequences.
Domestic disputes are some of the most common criminal cases that many families face. At the Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC we understand the importance of keeping a family together. We represent clients in Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove, Independence and Kansas City, Missouri. To discuss your case, contact us online or call 816-228-6000.