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Domestic Violence Charges Increase Under COVID-19 Orders

The nation’s response to COVID-19 public health concerns has been proven to help reduce the danger of becoming sick, yet stay-home orders are causing an increase in domestic violence accusations across the nation. With hundreds of thousands of people being confined under the same roof for an indefinite period of time, there are more opportunities for perceived domestic violence occurrences to take place.

These are stressful times for everyone. Now more than ever, it’s easy for your accuser to translate your response to today’s challenging dynamic into a domestic violence incident.

At the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, you can rest assured knowing that I have spearheaded hundreds of domestic violence cases for my clients and obtain the rigor and dedication to uphold my successful track record. If you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony charge in San Antonio, it’s essential that you contact my office immediately, or else the prosecution will have more time to build a case against you.

What You May Be Up Against

Domestic violence is defined as a crime in which the perpetrator and victim have a family relationship or live in the same household. This includes:

  • Spouses
  • Romantic partners
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Roommates

Due to the serious nature of domestic violence charges, you may face harsh penalties, including restitution fees to reimburse victims for the expenses they experienced as a result of the crime. With the economy already suffering due to high unemployment and business closures, the last thing you need to stress about is added fees on top of the fines and jail sentences you might already face.

To elaborate, your domestic violence charges may be punished as such:

  • First degree felony – A $10,000 fine and 5 to 99 years in prison
  • Second degree felony – A $10,000 fine and 2 to 20 years in prison
  • Third degree felony – A $10,000 fine and 2 to 10 years in prison
  • Class A misdemeanor – A $4,000 fine and/or up to one year in jail

Contact My Office for Domestic Violence Defense in San Antonio

The best way to navigate this complex and emotional charge is by relying on the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski to defend your case. With over 15 years of experience, I am a professional at crafting hard-hitting defense strategies with intelligence, creativity, and attention to detail. As a former prosecutor myself, I know what it takes to create successful strategies that could foster a hopeful outcome.

Call today at (210) 201-7821 for your free initial consultation!

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