How A Domestic Abuse Conviction Can Destroy Your Life

A domestic abuse charge on your criminal record can have both short and long-term effects on your life.

Depending on your state, being convicted of domestic abuse battery may cause you to:

  • Get you fired from your current job
  • Keep you from getting jobs in the future
  • Cause you to lose a custody dispute
  • Make you ineligible for gun ownership
  • Limit your housing options

…And cause a long list of other issues that will leave a negative impact on your life.

In Louisiana, our state legislature has revisited the DAB statute every year and amended it each year for the past 6 years. They have actually amended it 13 times in the last six years.

Domestic abuse battery used to not be considered a crime of violence under LA R.S. 14:2(B) but it is now considered a crime of violence if the abuse results in serious bodily injury. The significance of that is if there is serious bodily injury then it is no longer expungable. If it is not a conviction under LA R.S. 14:35 (M)(2) or (N) it is expungable.

If you or your family member is seeking to remove the conviction or arrest due to domestic abuse in the Baton Rouge area, call our experienced team of lawyers at DeJean & Noland Law Office immediately at 225-344-2639. 

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