Utah Domestic Violence Charge Defense

St. George and Cedar City, Utah, Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Southern Utah

What is Domestic Violence?

n. The continuing crime and problem of the physical beating of a wife, girlfriend or children, usually by the woman's male partner (although it can also be female violence against a male).

Increasingly domestic violence is attracting the sympathetic attention of law enforcement, the courts and community services, including shelters and protection for those in danger.

Other Definitions of Domestic Violence Include:


A person has willfully inflicted bodily injury upon his/her spouse, or the person they are co-habiting with, and the bodily injury resulted in a traumatic condition.

Punishments for a Domestic Violence Conviction in Utah

Consequences for the conviction of Domestic Violence may potentially include:

  • Domestic counseling
  • Probation or parole
  • Imprisonment
  • Anger management class
  • Significant fines
  • Loss of the right to own a deadly weapon
  • Other

Determining Punishment for Domestic Violence in Utah

Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends upon the following factors:

  • Prior similar convictions
  • Any other prior convictions
  • Currently on probation or parole
  • Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime
  • Degree of media attention on case
  • Mitigating/aggravating circumstance
  • Other

Defense of Utah Domestic Violence Charges

Defenses for Domestic Violence may potentially include:

  • Self defense
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Factual innocence
  • Other

Were You Accused of Domestic Violence?

Learn how we can help you. With Offices in St. George and Cedar City, Utah, the criminal defense attorneys of Douglas D. Terry & Associates defend domestic violence accusations in jurisdictions throughout southern Utah. Call (435) 628-4411 or contact us online today for a free consultation.

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