How does a domestic violence charge impact me?
A domestic violence charge can impact you in many ways. There is the issue of your employment, where having a violent misdemeanor conviction on your record could cause you to lose your job. If your employer requires you to have state licensing, oftentimes licensing agencies will remove you from them having the ability to give you a license, because you have that violent offense on there.
Under federal law, you cannot own or carry a weapon for a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction. So if you have any sort of weapons you will no longer be able to maintain those weapons or keep those weapons. In addition, there may be some immigration issues as well as restraining orders. It’s really important that you consult with an attorney to discuss all your particular issues so that we can go over that together.