The law may change based on the latest ruling s from the appellate courts or the State or United States Supreme Courts. I have over 25 years in the trenches of both . Criminal matters have consequence. That first offense that "went away" when you took that early plea offer will come back to bite you even upon a second offense related or not to the first offense. Defendants that have multiple arrests and no convictions are better off in court then then the first offender who goes with the DA's offer because it is cheap and quick. If nothing else relealize the knowledgable defendand keeps her/his mouth shout AND retains counsel.
In the world of Domestic Violence, persons found to have "Abused" a spouse, beau or anyone you may have had intimate contact with will have (usually) his life turned upside down with limited access to your children, 52 weeks of anger management programs , numerous court appearance, loss of 2nd amendment rights for life and higher child support and spousal support payments. In my 25 years experience as an admitted attorney, I have always attempted to minimize the consequences.
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