In addition to the criminal penalties associated with a conviction for domestic violence, there are other often equally severe collateral consequences of a finding of domestic violence.
These consequences will result in whether the case is in criminal court or civil court under the New Mexico Family Violence Protection Act. All that is required for these harsh consequences to kick in is a finding of domestic violence. This includes a plea in criminal court or an admission or stipulated order of protection in civil court.
Because of there seriousness of the possible consequences, it is very important to take the charges seriously. This means seeking the guidance of a criminal defense attorney experienced with domestic violence charges and the many important issues that they raise.
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A conviction may also affect your student loan and scholarship eligibility. There may be other consequences as well depending upon your circumstances. It is very important that you understand all of the possible consequences for a domestic violence conviction. These consequences will often impact the strategy of your case.
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If you or a loved one are facing domestic violence charges, you should seek the assistance of an experienced Albuquerque criminal defense attorney. Time is of the essences as there may be certain defenses and deadlines that an attorney can help you with.