It can be unnerving and extremely emotional to have a loved one accuse you of domestic violence against him or her. In the event that you have already been accused, you need to consult with a Missouri domestic violence attorney as soon as possible. This may be the only way to protect your rights going forward. Never underestimate the potential impact that a domestic violence charge can have on your future.
Knowing who to turn to during this challenging time is vital. Even the implication of domestic violence can harm your reputation and future, so you need to take these charges seriously and get an experienced attorney’s help.
Domestic Assault in the First Degree Charges
If you have attempted to kill or knowingly cause attempts to seriously injure a household member or a family member or other adult who has been in a social relationship of an intimate or romantic actor, you could be facing domestic assault in the first degree charges as outlined under Missouri statutes 455.010.
This is categorized as a Class B felony unless in the course of this action, the perpetrator inflicts severe physical injury on the victim or has previously been found guilty or pleaded guilty to committing this crime, in which case this would be charged as a Class A felony.