Under Alabama domestic violence law, domestic abuse takes place when a crime such as harassment, assault, menacing, reckless endangerment or stalking is committed, attempted or threatened against someone with whom the abuser has a familial relationship (i.e., spouse, former spouse, child, parent, household member or former household member, etc). All ethnicities and socio-economic status levels are affected by domestic violence and it is a very serious offense that has lasting ramifications if convicted.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, your case will be heard before a judge only; however, if you are charged with a felony, your case will be heard before both a judge and jury. Domestic violence laws in Alabama come down hard on those charged with domestic violence and have the potential to seriously disrupt your life and your future. A conviction can require you to have to pay restitution to the victim, go to counseling, spend time in jail, pay a hefty fine, and/or participate in community service—not to mention the impact a conviction can have on your personal life and career. In addition, a conviction may affect custody of your children and the right to possess firearms.
If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, contact the law office of Jeffrey D. Bramer, P.C. The attorneys at the law office of Jeffrey D. Bramer, P.C. are very familiar with the domestic violence laws in Alabama and will fight to make sure that your future and reputation are protected against a domestic violence charge.
Call 205-777-7658 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Birmingham.