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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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Bruce

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.

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!

Caleb

(I apologize in advance for my bad typing skills) This man was absolutely tremendous, I had a false OFP put against me from my ex-GF, she wanted to make me seem like a bad person and ruin my life where I would not see my kids for 2 years and it was an act of evil against me. I have never had a lawyer before and I took my chances with Randall Kins and prayed this was the lawyer to help me and he did tremendously. He was honest and respectful and professional to a T, he knew what to say and how to say it and had the face of a confident lawyer it really put my mind and heart at ease and my family to know he was that confident in the case and we WON, I get to keep my gun rights, see my kids with visitations and am no longer feeling down or depressed and I thank God for giving me a chance to meet an amazing man such as Randall Kins. Thank you so much Randall.

Anonymous

Randall and his team helped me with my case in a very professional way. I have never experienced anything like this before and Randall took the time to explain to me every single detail more than once. Is a very complicated system and he totally took the time to explain it to me. I would totally hire him and his law firm.

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.

Anonymous

Mr. Kins was a fantastic attorney! I lived quite a distance from his office so most of the initial conversations were by phone which worked out wonderful for me since I requested it. Mr. Kins truly cared about me and my case and responded to all my phone calls no matter what time I called him. For someone who has never been in any kind of trouble, I was truly grateful for Mr. Kins. He explained everything to me and got me the best possible outcome I could have asked for. If anyone needs an attorney that will take a personal interest in your case and do the very best he can for you I highly suggest you hire Mr. Kins.

Vanessa B.

They made a very difficult time for me as quick and as painless as possible.

Anonymous

I was charged with Domestic Assault (Strangulation) A felony. Randall Kins was the lawyer that was appointed to me in jail that day. I decided to hire him after speaking to countless other lawyers who wanted to charge me a ton of money. Mr. Kin's fee was reasonable and worth every penny . Randall Kins worked tirelessly and fought for me every step of the way. He is a Magic Lawyer. He was always clear and never sugar coated anything. Mr Kins worked every angle and treated me as #1. He also was able to explain my situation to the prosecutor in a way that made them look at the circumstances and ultimately led to my charges being dropped! I would recommend Randall Kins if you are facing any criminal charges. He gets it done. Really Really Awesome Lawyer. If you are having any legal issues hire this man! He will fight for you!

Matthew

Randall listened to my case, gave me honest feedback, and helped me along the way. I was charged with a domestic, got the charged down to a misdemeanor and a minimal fine. The charge will also be removed after a year. Randall does an excellent job in negotiations in the courtroom. Is demeanor makes him a winner! Thanks Randall for all of your hard work and communication. Would highly recommend.

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