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Repeat Domestic Violence Charges & The Lasting Consequences Explained

Repeat Domestic Violence Charges & The Lasting Consequences Explained

With countless high-profile cases in the news spotlight over the last few years, domestic violence cases are now being handled more seriously than ever. If you've been arrested and charged with domestic violence, you can expect to run into some serious problems in the near future, as the odds are stacked against you.

Domestic violence charges, even if you're never found guilty, come with stiff penalties in Kansas. That being said, the penalties associated with repeat domestic violence offenses are often enough to completely change someone's future.

If you've been arrested and charged with domestic violence for a second time, there are crucial steps you should take to protect your future from changing completely. The consequences associated with repeat domestic violence offenses can completely reshape your life in countless ways.

A Career Change

As the world continues to develop new technologies, employers have more information about their potential candidates than ever before. Background checks include more information now than ever before.


Meaning that if you've been charged with a repeat domestic violence offense, your job security and opportunities for new employment could be in danger. Domestic violence charges on your background check will likely raise red-flags for your potential employer, and having a repeat offense could be the nail in the coffin for them to not hire you.

Additionally, many professional licenses require that you have no felony convictions in order to obtain them. Repeat offenses can seriously affect your ability to make a steady income, which often leads to a downward spiral in many repeat offender's lives.

Changing Family & Friend Dynamics

Domestic violence cases, whether they're the first offense, repeat offense, or a situation involving false allegations, often completely reshape relationships with family and friends.


In almost all domestic violence cases, the judge issues a protective order that prevents the alleged abuser from coming into contact with the victim. While there are things that can be done to prevent this from happening, if the judge believes that you are a danger to the victim or other members of your household, they will keep the orders in place.

This remains true even if the victim decides to retract their previous statements and gives the judge approval for you to come in contact with them. Due to the judge making their decision based on the safety of the victim, maintaining a healthy relationship with your family can be challenging while dealing with domestic violence charges, even if they want to see you.

On the other end of the spectrum, if your family does not want to see you, domestic violence charges can greatly impact your ability to visit your spouse and children. A protective order can cause a judge to completely remove your visitation rights if they believe you're a threat to them, even if your domestic violence charge has nothing to do with your children.


In addition to having a lasting impact on your family, being charged with a repeat domestic violence offense can change how your friends view you. When it comes to first domestic violence offenses, it can be fairly simple to convince your friends that you've changed or that you were falsely accused.

However, being charged with a repeat offense is a whole different ball game. Being charged with domestic violence for the second time is often enough to tarnish your reputation among your friends forever.

Stein Law, LLC Is Here to Protect Your Future

While it seems like there is no hope if you've been accused of domestic violence for a second time, that's not the case. There are steps you can take to help ensure that your past doesn't leave a permanent stain on your future.

At Stein Law, LLC, our team of trusted Kansas City domestic violence defense attorneys has been helping individuals fight for their future for countless years. We understand that every case is different and that things happen where good people are wrongly accused.

If you've been charged with domestic violence, our team is here to discuss your options and help formulate a plan to fight for your future. Call our team today (913) 583-0465 to learn more over the phone.


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