The stigma associated with a family violence conviction can be crippling to everyone involved. The effects can last long after the case is over. Socially, the impact on the victim and accused can last forever. From a legal standpoint, a simple assault charge could result in up to a year in jail or even life in prison. Any future allegations of family violence could result in enhanced penalties and restraining orders.
Even a first-time family violence charge will interfere with your right to carry a firearm. Immediately after the conviction for family violence you are prohibited from carrying a firearm for a period of five years.
Wes Rucker understands the severe consequences a family violence conviction has on his clients. That is why is it important to have a strong and competent legal defense protecting you and your rights.