Domestic Violence

A domestic violence accusation means that you have been accused of causing someone great bodily harm or instilling the sense of bodily harm. This offense comes with serious consequences if found guilty.

A domestic violence accusation can be a scary thing to face alone. If you have been accused of domestic violence or domestic assault you will want to protect your reputation and know your legal rights.


Every single case of domestic violence is different but you there are generally five different degrees of assault, all of which can result in jail time.

A domestic violence accusation does not equal a guilty sentence – it is important to fight back against any unjust domestic assault claims before it can ruin the rest of your life.


If you are found guilty of domestic violence you could face anywhere from 90 days to 5 years in prison. A felony domestic violence charge comes with a $10,000 fine.

A domestic violence conviction will most certainly negatively impact your battle for child custody if there are children involved in the situation. You may also have trouble getting what you deserve during a divorce procedure if convicted of domestic violence. Your ex-partner will be able to hold this against you and prevent you from seeing your children

Under any domestic violence accusation, the victim has the right to file an Order for Protection, regardless of whether the accused is found guilty or not. It is important to contact our qualified Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys if facing an Order for Protection. Do not violate this order, no matter how unjust it is. Violating an Order for Protection can end up being used against you.

In some instances you may be offered counseling or anger management courses. These are usually mandatory. If you do not attend these courses, you could be violating your probation and may face further penalties.

It is important to act fast when facing an arrest and criminal conviction. Our experienced attorneys can provide you with the aggressive representation and legal assistance you need to ensure the best outcome possible.

Call the Rivers Law Office today at 612-915-0355 or use our online enquiry form to find out what can be done for you in your case.