Q: SO WHAT IF ITS A FIRST TIMER AND IT GOT CHARGE WITH ASSAULT BATTERY ON A FAMILY MEMBER WHAT THE RESULT
A: Assault and Battery on a Family Member is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. However, if you are found guilty or the Court determines there is enough evidence to find you guilty you can be given a deferred finding. A deferred finding option is available for first time offenders. With a deferred finding you will be placed on good behavior for 2 years. The Court may require you to complete anger management or a substance abuse assessment. After 2 years if you do everything the Court asks of you then the charge can be dismissed. If you violate the terms of the deferred finding the Court will find you guilty of the offense.
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