If you have been arrested and charged with a Domestic Violence Offense, it is important that vigorously defend yourself. Idaho's domestic violence laws can be complex and severe. You need to understand the charges against you and what your legal rights are.
Enhanced Penalties For Prior DV Convictions
Each domestic violence conviction carries an increased penalty for future convictions. Before you plead guilty to a domestic violence offense make sure you understand all the implications.
A second misdemeanor conviction carries enhanced penalties - imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed one (1) year, a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or both a fine and imprisonment.
A third misdemeanor domestic violence crime within fifteen (15) years of the first conviction, is a felony. The punishment for a third offense is imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed five (5) years, a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
A conviction for misdemeanor DV where the defendant was convicted of a felony DV within the last 15 years, is a felony offense and subject to imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed ten (10) years, a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
Call Us To Discuss Your Case
If you have been charged with domestic violence charge, call me to discuss your case. You have too much on the line to take on the system by yourself.