Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is when a person has willfully inflicted severe bodily injury upon his/her spouse or a co-habiting person.

Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Domestic Violence include:

  • Mandatory domestic counseling
  • Probation or parole
  • Imprisonment
  • Mandatory anger management class
  • Significant fines
  • Loss of the right to own a deadly weapon
  • Punitive divorce court settlements
  • Loss of custody and/or visitation rights with children
  • Other

Criminal Defense

Defenses for Domestic Violence may potentially include:

  • Proving act of self defense
  • Showing insufficient evidence
  • Proving factual innocence
  • Proving act was justifiable / excusable
  • Other

Our Criminal Case page provides more information on the following:

  • Why you may receive a stiffer sentence
  • What you can do to improve the outcome of your case
  • What The Cochran Firm can do to help you