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What is the Average Jail Sentence for Domestic Violence in Maine?

What is the Average Jail Sentence for Domestic Violence in Maine?

When you’re convicted, or if you were to be convicted of any crime of domestic violence, there is a standard sentence that would be imposed. It would be either some period of jail (whether it be short or long) and an unsuspended portion while you’re on a period of probation for 2 years.

For example, you might get (in a very minor case) 48 hours of jail time, and you have a suspended sentence of 180 days, which means that while you are on probation for 2 years, if you don’t follow what you are supposed to do while you’re on probation, you could end up going back to jail for 180 days. So it’s not necessarily the front end that you have to be concerned about, it’s the back end.

Then what has to happen is if you are a male, and you’ve been convicted of domestic violence, you’re going to go to Violence No More, which is a certified batterers intervention program. It’s 48 weeks, you have to pay for it, it’s required, and it’s a very difficult process to have to sit through, especially if you went unrepresented and pled guilty because it was easier, or maybe you didn’t have the financial wear withal to retain an attorney, and you actually thought you were innocent. Now you must sit there, once a week, & say that you’re a batterer in a room full of people. It’s a demeaning and a humiliating process for people to go through.

If you are facing charges of domestic violence or assault, it is imperative that you contact a tenacious domestic violence defense lawyer in Maine, that can clarify your charges, layout your options and fight on behalf of your rights & freedom. Call us or contact us directly online to set up a confidential consultation.

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