Domestic Violence

Couples and family members argue.  When verbal beefs turn into physical violence, cops get called and arrests are made.  If this happens, you may be facing Domestic Assault charges. 

Difference between Assault and Domestic Assault

Domestic Assault is an Assault committed against:

  • Current and former spouses;

  • Any person related by blood or marriage

  • Current and former roommates;

  • Significant others;

  • A person having a child in common with the perpetrator; and

  • Any child member of the household or family.

Range of Punishment

 

Depending on the circumstances, a Domestic Assault conviction could result in fines between $2,000 and $10,000, and imprisonment ranging from a year to life.  And, that's just the result of your encounter with the justice system.  People convicted of Domestic Assault can also face stigma from their community, as well as potentially limited housing or employment options.

If you're facing Domestic Assault charges, contact a defense attorney now!  As a former Attorney for the Juvenile Officer, Mike Herrin knows all too well what happens when family members fight.

The slideshow below provides a condensed overview of Missouri Domestic Assault laws:

Domestic Assault, First Degree - RSMo. § 565.072

Attempt to kill, or knowingly cause or attempt to cause serious physical injury

Generally:

Class B felony

5-15 years

Serious Physical Injury:

Class A felony

10-30 years, or life

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