Domestic Violence Law in Minnesota

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Domestic violence is an act of aggression conducted at home, usually by a spouse or a partner. Discover more about the legal ramifications of domestic violence in Minnesota and how a lawyer can help with your case.

  • ContentMinnesota Domestic Assault

    When a person in the home suffers through violence or abuse, he or she usually has a domestic assault case that often requires the help of a lawyer to progress through an attempt to find a resolution to the matter. Domestic assault can cause bodily harm, emotional trauma or psychological scarring from the repeated actions of the aggressor.

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  • ContentPotential Legal Defenses to Domestic Abuse Charges in Minnesota

    Any possible legal defenses that may have a potential chance of defending the individual involved in and accused of domestic abuse in Minnesota are usually only available to those with a criminal defense lawyer. However, it is essential to prove innocence in the matter to avoid conviction and the devastating sentencing that may occur afterward.

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  • ContentWitnesses - Orders for Protection (OFP) in Minnesota

    The Domestic Abuse Act is found in Minnesota Statutes §518B.0. It was enacted as means to protect victims of domestic abuse by providing restraining order as a remedy for victims of abuse. This restraining Order is called an Order for Protection (OFP).

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  • ContentMinnesota's Order for Protection (OFP)

    Understanding the Order for Protection (OFP) and your rights can be critical to your future.

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