Domestic Violence is a criminal act of violence within the home, typically involving a spouse or paramour. Charges involving domestic violence can range from a summary harassment, a misdemeanor simple assault, to a felony strangulation. When charged with a violent crime, many individuals are concerned about jail time. If and how much jail time is determined by numerous factors, such as prior record, whether or not a weapon was involved, and what is the crime alleged. However, jail time is only one consequence to a violent crime conviction. It could affect the ability to possess a firearm, the ability to seek spousal support, and other family law matters such as child custody. We have the experience to guide you through the criminal and family law process.