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Idaho Falls Domestic Battery Lawyer

Facing the Reality of a Domestic Battery Allegation

Certain acts of violence, especially domestic violence, may be aggressively prosecuted. When an act of violence has been allegedly committed among household members, such as a spouse, parent, or child, Idaho criminal law allows for harsh penalties upon conviction.

Domestic violence charges can carry significant penalties, such as:

  • For a felony, penalties start with up to 10 years in prison and / or up to a $10,000 fine or both fines and prison
  • For a misdemeanor, penalties start at up to 6 months in jail and / or up to $1,000 in fines
  • For second offenses and other enhancements the penalties can be increased.

If the domestic violence occurred in the presence of a child under 16 years of age, the maximum penalties can be enhanced. In addition, the victim of the alleged violence will have the option to seek a protective order against the accused. Because of this potential penalty, it is an unfortunate reality that many domestic violence charges arise fraudulently or are initiated by a spouse who is trying to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody battle.

Call Our Idaho Falls Criminal Defense Attorney Today

If you were arrested for domestic violence, we fully understand the gravity of your situation. We proudly represent both men and women who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony domestic battery. A skilled Idaho Falls criminal defense lawyer from our firm can provide an effective defense on your behalf in all levels of state and federal courts in Idaho.

John E. Cutler, is a former deputy prosecutor with more than 25 years of experience in criminal law. We can utilize his unique insight into the law to create a compelling defense strategy that can ultimately help protect your rights and enable you to stay involved in raising your children.

Contact our office today to determine which defense strategies may be available to you!

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