If you’ve been offered a plea deal by the prosecutor in any criminal matter, but especially in a domestic violence case, you should consult an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney right away.
While many people see the word “misdemeanor” and assume that the reduced charge they’ll plead to is not a big deal, that’s not the case at all.
Pleading to a misdemeanor will leave you with a criminal record, and may even land you in jail.
And when the charge in question is being prosecuted as a domestic violence matter, you have even bigger problems.
Conviction of a domestic violence crime, even at the misdemeanor level, can impact you for the rest of your life.
You’ll be subject to a lifelong suspension of your Second Amendment rights, for one, which means that a number of career fields will be closed to you, including service in the military and law enforcement.
If you’re facing any domestic violence charge in Buffalo, call the attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 716-542-5444 for a free consultation.
We’ll evaluate your case and help you develop the best strategy to keep your life on track.