Prior Convictions

Enhanced Penalties

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.

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