Accusations of violence, particularly domestic violence, where an individual is physically, emotionally or mentally abusive to a loved one, relative, spouse or someone living in the same home, should never be taken lightly. These are often sensitive and emotional cases that generally have serious impact upon the family unit, and may negatively affect your immigration status. 

  • Class C Assault By Offensive or Provocative Contact (prosecuted in municipal courts) - punishable by a fine up to $500.
  • Class A Assault – Bodily Injury and All Family Violence Cases - punishable by up to 1 year in county jail, and up to a $4,000 fine.