Utah Domestic Assault Defense Lawyer
The consequences of a domestic violence conviction can be devastating. It can affect your employment, your reputation and your Second Amendment rights to own guns. Contacting a lawyer to resolve these charges can be the first step in getting your life back in control.
At the Law Office of Bailey & Hutchings in Logan, Utah, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss protection orders and charges of domestic violence.
Avoiding the Stigma of a Conviction
Domestic violence is charged as misdemeanor assault in Utah. Even though it is not a felony, you cannot legally carry or own a firearm in Utah if you are convicted. If you are a hunter, you would no longer be able to go hunting with a gun. If you are a police officer or in the military, you face loss of employment because you will be prohibited from carrying a weapon.
If this is your first offense, our lawyers can seek to resolve the charges through a plea in abeyance. You would be required to pay a fine and participate in counseling for anger management. When you complete these requirements, the court will dismiss the charges and it will be as if the case never happened.
Our lawyers can also contact the victim to determine if he or she would be willing to write a letter to the court in your support. If you are subject to a protection order, you should not attempt to contact the alleged victim, as you could face incarceration for violating that order.
Free Attorney Consultation
To discuss your case with our Logan domestic violence attorneys, call 435-774-1759 or fill out the contact form on this website.