Domestic Violence Penalties Albuquerque, NM

Are you facing a charge of domestic violence in Albuquerque and aren’t sure where to find help? My name is Angela Arellanes and I’ve been practicing law for more than two decades. My firm, Angela Arellanes Law, has extensive experience with all sorts of criminal offenses, including domestic violence charges.

As a result, we can provide essential information to clients, so they know exactly what to expect. This is a crucial aspect of developing a strong defense on your behalf, no matter what charges you face.

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Possible Penalties for Domestic Violence Offenses

Depending on the details surrounding the case, a domestic violence offense can range from a petty misdemeanor to a felony. Here are the possible penalties that can accompany a conviction depending on the type of offense:

  • Petty Misdemeanor – These crimes are punishable by a fine of up to $500 and a jail term not lasting longer than six months.
  • Misdemeanor – If convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence, you could receive a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail term of up to one year.
  • Fourth-Degree Felony – With a fourth-degree felony, a person may be incarcerated for up to 18 months while also receiving a fine of up to $5,000.
  • Third-Degree Felony – Third-degree felonies can also receive a fine of up to $5,000, but the maximum prison term is extended to three years.

Depending on the situation, a domestic violence conviction can also be accompanied by other penalties. For instance, some people may be required to attend a treatment program designed for perpetrators of domestic violence. Repeat offenders will also receive elevated penalties, regardless of the nature of the most recent offense.

How to Find a Dependable Domestic Assault Attorney

By contacting my firm today, you can learn more about the possible penalties you face, as well as the types of legal services I offer. From there, I will begin to establish a defense based on the facts of your case, with the goal of mitigating the domestic violence charges against you.

You can also call (505) 247-2417 to schedule a consultation at my office.