Domestic violence is also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, spousal battery, family violence, battering, dating abuse, and intimate partner violence. A conviction for a domestic violence offense carries consequences far beyond potential incarceration. The mere allegation can determine custody of children and access to home and property. Significantly, a domestic violence conviction can strip you forever of your right to own or possess a firearm.
And it can do all these things even when the alleged victim does not want you to be prosecuted and admits to lying or exaggerating.
At the urging of activists, many prosecutors have adopted “no-drop” policies by which a prosecutor will not drop a case simply because the alleged victim won’t cooperate. In other words, the alleged victim of a domestic violence charge may be forced (through witness subpoenas and bench warrants) to participate as a witness for the prosecution.
The Fiser Law Firm represents the legal rights and goals of those facing domestic violence charges in Louisiana and Mississippi.
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