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Zealous Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Minneapolis
Domestic assault cases are rife with problems. Law enforcement officers never want to make a mistake when responding to a domestic call—they will put someone in jail. But they don’t always put the right person in jail, or they overreact in situations where assault didn’t actually happen.
If you’re facing domestic violence charges, you need to act quickly to find a criminal defense lawyer to fight on your behalf. You want to do all you can to ensure no unnecessary charges come against you and that you have someone knowledgeable in your corner fighting on your behalf.
I will fight for you.
My name is Murad Mohammad. I’ve been defending individuals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and across Minnesota for 10 years. I have seen how assault defendants are often given the short end of the stick, and how their reputations can be run through the mud without any concern for the truth.
This is unacceptable. I refuse to act in any way that goes against the principle: “innocent until proven guilty.”
I refuse to let my clients be taken advantage of.
Minnesota’s Domestic Assault Laws
You can face domestic violence charges for assaulting a member of your family or any member of your immediate household. These charges include:
- Domestic assault
- Domestic assault with a firearm
- Domestic assault by strangulation
It is important to understand that you need not actually inflict bodily harm for these charges to come against you. All that need take place is the intent to cause harm or the intent to make a person fear imminent bodily harm or death.
Weapons and Domestic Violence
If the authorities have any reason to believe that a firearm was used during the assault, the court may order that you lose your right to possess a firearm for at least 3 years, but that prohibition could last a lifetime. Violating the prohibition will land you another gross misdemeanor charge.
Repeat Domestic Assault Charges
A first domestic violence conviction means the defendant is guilty of a misdemeanor. A second offense within a 10-year period is a gross misdemeanor. A third or subsequent offense in a 10-year period is a felony.
Why does this separation matter? Because the consequences of each subsequent charge increase drastically, leaving you with fewer rights and limited freedom.
For instance, a misdemeanor conviction will land you in jail for up to 90 days and a fine of up to $3,000. But a felony conviction can bring those consequences to up to 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
The higher degree charges also bring with them more difficulties in dealing with life outside of the criminal justice system. You may find it difficult to get a good job, a car loan or a decent place to live.
Don’t Fall Victim to a Poor Defense. Call Me Today.
A poor defense, or no defense at all, will land you prison and will affect the rest of your life.
Do not leave your future to chance.
Choose instead to work with a lawyer who will stand with you at all times through the process. Choose to work with me.
You can reach my Minneapolis law firm online or you can call my offices directly at 651.283.5324 to request your free consultation. We will discuss, confidentially, what happened—and will then work to determine a defense that seeks the best possible outcome.