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Domestic Assault

There are certain crimes that are utterly life-changing. Domestic assault is one of them. Although it is a misdemeanor in Minnesota, a domestic violence conviction can affect every facet of your life, from employment to parenting.

At Sheridan & Dulas, we have extensive experience representing individuals charged with domestic assault, helping them overcome these devastating charges and regain control over their life.

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About Domestic Violence

Domestic Assault Law in Minnesota

In Minnesota, domestic abuse falls under the subdivision of the assault statute outlined in Minnesota Statute section 609.2242. Domestic assault occurs when a person threatens or intentionally causes fear or physical harm to a family or household member. Household members, in this case, could mean a spouse, children, parents, former spouse, or cohabitant.

No two cases are the same. In some situations, both partners may have played a role in the incident. Verbal arguments frequently accidentally turn into physical altercations. Alcohol or drugs may be involved, or a history of verbal and/or emotional abuse.

While it may seem as though the charges against you are unwarranted or unfair, know that this is no longer a fight between you and your husband, wife, or domestic partner. Rather, this issue is between you and the State of Minnesota. That is where Sheridan & Dulas, P.A. can help.

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What to expect

Life After A Domestic Assault Charge

If you have been charged with domestic assault, one of most immediate things you will likely have to address is that the court is likely to issue a no contact order preventing you from having contact with the other party.   This means you will not likely  be going home following an arrest. Your house, your partner, your kids - all of this may be off-limits following a domestic assault allegation.

While this no contact order is in place your partner may try to call you to see how you are doing. Your kids may want to see you. If you respond or return home at any point, then you risk going to jail. You cannot have any contact - even if the other party initiates it.

At Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., we are committed to helping you take control over your situation and place you in the best position possible to eventually return home to your loved ones.

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The Ramifications of conviction

What Happens If You Are Convicted Of Domestic Assault?

If you are convicted of domestic assault, you could face a permanent criminal record that prevents you from participating in activities with your children, securing employment, or volunteering.

In addition, there are important considerations stemming from federal law relative to domestic assault.For example, individuals convicted of a crime of violence, like domestic assault, are barred from possessing a firearm, even those used for hunting.

Individuals convicted of domestic assault can also be subject to adverse employment consequences, prevented from renting an apartment.

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Hiring Sheridan & Dulas, P.A

The ramifications of a domestic violence conviction are far-reaching and life-long. What you need is an attorney who has handled these types of charges in the past. At Sheridan & Dulas, we have the experience that you need.

We can’t guarantee any particular result, but we can guarantee two things. First, our team will know you better than the prosecutor trying to put you in jail. Second, we will not plead you guilty at the first opportunity. The prosecution wants nothing more than for you to plead guilty as quickly as possible so they can move on to the next case. Our job is to humanize you and provide context to your specific situation. We take a thoughtful approach to our cases and encourage the prosecution to do the same so we can achieve the proper outcome after taking the time to understand you, your family, and what exactly happened in your case. 

At the end of the day, we want to help you get back to your family. We will fight for you and do everything we can to make that happen. Call us today at 651-686-8800 to get started.

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Mary

I met with Randall due to my 3rd Degree DWI charge. I was shaken, I was scared (because who wouldn't be). He made me feel at ease. He was very informative on how a DWI case goes, there are 2 cases to be fought out. When I told my peers about that, they were surprised because they didn't even know there were 2 sides to a DWI charge. He will fight tooth and nail to get every piece of evidence, study all that is given to him and make sure that you are satisfied with the outcome. I would just like to say that the outcome that I received on my case is the best that I could have ever hoped for. It went from a 3rd Degree DWI down to Careless Driving. I won my case with a lesser charge and I am truly happy about it. All this could not have been possible without the knowledge, trust, and hard work that Randall did for me.

Shawn

Mr. Kins is at the top of the game when it comes to his craft. He will fight for you all the way to the end and get you the best deal. He stands off in the courtroom above all the other lawyers. He did an amazing job for me in my case and you will be going the wrong way if you don’t choose him for your case.

Brian J.

Very talented. If you’re facing serious charges you need to be very well represented. Jeff is tenacious.

Anonymous

Mr. Randall Kins is a straightforward, client-focused Attorney, he had my best interest from our first meeting. He told me play-by-play how my case would go during that same 1st meeting and it went exactly as he said. Any and all doubts, anxiety, and the burden of having an active case was lifted by a single meeting with Mr.Kins. I had my case dismissed, Mr.Kins delivered everything he promised during our first meeting. I highly recommend You retain Mr. Randall Kins as your attorney!

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I hired Attorney Randall Kins for a criminal matter involving a Felony. Not only did Attorney Kins handle this matter in my favor but did without even a court appearance from me. He was upfront from the start and remained very professional throughout. Thank you Attorney Kins.

Wendy

Professionalism, smart strategy, expert advice, and kindness make for the exact right combination when a person confronts difficult challenges. The law firm of SHERIDAN & DULAS, P.A., and Randall Kins are exceptional attorneys. They are both professional and personal; providing me with services that made a difficult situation better and provided an amazing outcome for its resolution. I found myself in a terrible situation that threatened all aspects of my life and without the expertise of Randall Kins and his law firm I would have been lost. I highly recommend them and their services. I cannot imagine what I would have done without their help. Thank you so much Randall Kins and SHERIDAN & DULAS, P.A.

Anonymous

Randall was extremely helpful regarding my DUI case. I had no idea how to precede or what to expect as this was my first offense. He explained everything in depth very clearly during our consultation and I chose to move forward with hiring him to represent me. He responded to my e-mails very timely and was always able to answer all of my questions. He gave great advice regarding my case and he never rushed anything; I never felt like a burden. I had great outcomes on my case, which I greatly contribute to Randall and all the time and work he put into my case!

Nicole

Immediately after I was involved in a DWI incident I contacted Mr. Kins. During a free consultation, he actively listened to my story and made me feel comfortable. I hired him immediately and he continued to be a great resource and trusted attorney. Throughout my complicated two-year case, he maintained professionalism and always had my best interest in mind. The result of my court case turned out better than I could have expected, and I would recommend him to anyone that needs a competent and trusted attorney.

Anonymous

I could not have asked for a better outcome with a committed lawyer. I would highly recommend Randall Kins to those who need the right representation. Thanks again Randall for the great job you have done.

Mary

We hired Randall to handle our DUI case. It was a scary situation and he was an excellent guide throughout the long process. He was able to negotiate getting the license back while we waited for the final ruling which was very helpful. Randall negotiated with the prosecutor back and forth and was able to secure a deal we felt comfortable with and are very happy we didn't go through this alone as surely our outcome would have been MUCH less favorable. Randall also kept us updated along the way, he made himself available to clarify, explain and advise us at any time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney, your best interests will be very well cared for.

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