What are the collateral consequences of a domestic abuse conviction?

Posted by Aaron D. Lawrence | Apr 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

There are several statutes governing domestic abuse. Each of these statutes is designed to protect specific classes of victims. These victims include dating partners, spouses, former spouses, and former live-in dating partners. Prosecutors treat domestic abuse cases very seriously, and the consequences of being convicted of a domestic abuse charge are severe. The following are just some of the collateral consequences of a domestic abuse conviction:

  • Domestic abuse offenses are enhanceable. When an offense is enhanceable, each subsequent conviction will result in harsher punishments and higher fines.
  • A person convicted of a domestic abuse charge may not own or possess a firearm.
  • If the convicted offender has minor children, a domestic abuse conviction may affect custody and/or visitation rights. 

If you have been accused of a domestic abuse charge, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the Lawrence Law Firm, our attorneys have handled many types of domestic abuse cases and have reached favorable results for our clients. Call 318-232-4000 for a free consultation. 

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Aaron D. Lawrence

Aaron is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Tex...


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