Poland, ME asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Maine

Q: Was arrested for Domestic Violence Assault about year ago - again for disorderly conduct- will there be jail time ?

Dropped domestic charge to a disorderly conduct charge

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Hunter J Tzovarras
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A: All domestic violence charges in Maine have a penalty range of 0 to 364 days in jail. It is possible a domestic violence conviction can result in jail time. It depends on the nature of the offense (what happened, whether there was injury, etc) and the individual defendant, such as any prior record. A disorderly conduct charge is a lower level misdemeanor than domestic violence, but still carries a potential penalty range of 0 to 180 days in jail. It is less likely a person would receive jail time on a disorderly conduct than a domestic violence but all of the same factors mentioned above would determine whether jail is imposed or recommended.

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