If you have been charged in Missouri with Third Degree Domestic Assault, that is a Class A misdemeanor
, which carries a maximum sentence
of one year in jail. If you are found guilty, this is a first offense for you, and there is no other history of such behavior, the likely result is probation. But this is largely up to the judge.
Also, keep in mind that just because you have been indicted, that does not mean you will be convicted, especially if the alleged victim decides not to cooperate with prosecutors. If a defense to the charges can also be made on self-defense grounds, there may be some way to resolve it there as well. If there is little evidence, prosecutors may be willing to reduce the charges as part of a plea deal.
If you are facing these charges, you would be well advised to hire an attorney to represent you. Take the charges seriously. Even though an attorney costs money, if it helps you get rid of serious criminal charges that would cost you a lot more, it is well worth it.
I hope this helps!
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