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Don't let family arguments over the holiday land you in jail

The holidays are a stressful time for many people, but you can't let this stress get you into trouble. Sometimes, people joke about having a dysfunctional family. The fact here is that there isn't really anything funny about dysfunction at family events. This can sometimes lead to violent situations that could have been avoided if everyone was a bit more relaxed.

We realize that nobody wants to do anything that is going to land him or her in jail over the holidays. If things went a step too far at your family gathering and you are facing domestic violence charges, we can help you learn about the options that you have for addressing those charges.

In many cases, domestic violence charges come as the result of a misunderstanding. As you go through the holiday season, please take the time to think about what you are doing. Cousin Eddie might make you want to spit nails, but he probably isn't worth having to go to jail for.

Ultimately, you are the person who has to decide what you are going to do. We realize that you might be stuck in the heat of the moment and aren't able to control what happens. Even in these cases, we can help you with your defense.

Domestic violence charges have effects that move into every area of your life. You must keep these in mind as you go through the process of planning your defense. Each decision you make can affect the outcome of your case and the collateral consequences you face, so think very carefully as you make decisions.

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