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When the police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, it is not uncommon for an arrest to be made. Even if the alleged victim decides at a later point that he or she does not want to press charges, it is no longer in their hands. Domestic violence Utah laws are complex and dangerous for the accused. In these situations, a criminal defense lawyer will play an extremely important role in protecting your rights.

PROTECTIVE ORDERS

RESTRAINING ORDERS
Although there are many legitimate claims for restraining orders, many people are wrongfully accused of violence or verbal assault. Individuals can claim violence by filing criminal complaints at any local police station; this is separate from a Request for a Protective Order. If you are the Respondent (the one who has had a protective order filed against you), there is action that you can take to defend yourself from having the temporary order become permanent. A protective order can prevent the Respondent from going near the Petitioner and their children in some cases. It can also include order for temporary spousal support or custody.

If the Respondent violates any component of the order, they can be arrested and ordered to pay a fine, go to jail or both.

If you are convicted of domestic violence or domestic assault, or if a spouse or ex-spouse has taken out a protective order against you, a criminal defense lawyer can help you. Challenging the protective order and working to have it lifted can help ensure that you can enter your home and come in contact with the alleged victim again. Fighting your domestic violence charges means that you have the opportunity to avoid long-term imprisonment, fines and other penalties.

ASSAULT AND BATTERY CHARGES

Sexual Assault or Battery

This type of offense is a sex crime that could be charged as rape, molestation or even a pattern of sexual abuse. Individuals can even claim that their spouses sexually assaulted them. If convicted, among other penalties, the offender would have to register on the Utah and United States sex offender registry.

Restraining Orders

Anyone can file a restraining order if they claim threatened or actual violence. The initial restraining order granted will be temporary, but a hearing to evaluate more evidence could warrant a permanent order. While this is not a criminal conviction, a violation of the restraining order could end in an arrest.

DOMESTIC Violence

This can also be referred to as familial violence or spousal abuse. When violence takes place in the family setting or against an ex, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. it can also lead to other issues such as custody, visitation rights and restraining orders

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Assault with a deadly weapon such as a firearm is an aggravated form of assault & battery. This means that the penalties you face will be steeper than regular assault or battery.

Sexual Assault or Battery

This type of offense is a sex crime that could be charged as rape, molestation or even a pattern of sexual abuse. Individuals can even claim that their spouses sexually assaulted them. If convicted, among other penalties, the offender would have to register on the Utah and United States sex offender registry.

Restraining Orders

Anyone can file a restraining order if they claim threatened or actual violence. The initial restraining order granted will be temporary, but a hearing to evaluate more evidence could warrant a permanent order. While this is not a criminal conviction, a violation of the restraining order could end in an arrest.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT

This can also be referred to as familial violence or spousal abuse. When violence takes place in the family setting or against an ex, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. it can also lead to other issues such as custody, visitation rights and restraining orders

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Assault with a deadly weapon such as a firearm is an aggravated form of assault & battery. This means that the penalties you face will be steeper than regular assault or battery.

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