Domestic Violence

Domestic violence qualifies as a criminal offense and often includes more than one victim. In addition to the actor and the adult victims, domestic violence also negatively affects any children involved.

Domestic violence is one area of law which combines family law and criminal law.  This type of offense requires an experienced criminal attorney. 

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Salt Lake City Domestic Abuse Attorney

As a female attorney, Susanne Gustin will help to level the playing field, and ask tough questions which would typically work against a male attorney.

When Susanne Gustin defends her clients against domestic violence charges, she addresses any questions you may have regarding your options and good defense strategies.

With experience in sex crimes, drug crimes, prostitution, and solicitation, Susanne Gustin possesses the knowledge and skill to defend you to the best of her abilities.

Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to schedule your consultation. Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law works in Salt Lake County and Davis County. 

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Utah Domestic Violence Information Center

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Will this affect my career and security clearances?

This will vary by case, but there are ways to fight domestic violence charges while preserving professional reputation, and maintaining security clearances and employment.

Will this affect my criminal record?

In many cases, a plea negotiation will keep your criminal record free.  In other circumstances, the alleged victim may decline to testify, and charges will be dismissed. However, these charges will not disappear by themselves. 

Can I salvage my marriage?

In some circumstances, anger management courses and marriage counseling may help married couples move forward together. 

Can I keep my firearms?

It is necessary to seek immediate legal help to preserve gun ownership rights.

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Penalties for Domestic Violence

Penalties for domestic violence ranges from probation and fines to extended prison time.  Specific facts and the frequency of the act help determine the severity of the penalties.

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Collateral Consequences of Domestic Violence Convictions

Consequences of a domestic violence conviction can include not only criminal charges, but also a marked criminal record, probation, and loss of employment.

Domestic violence charges can result in a loss of security clearances, and can cause an actor to gain a negative reputation in his or her community for violence. 

To avoid these long lasting effects, it is necessary to work with an experienced attorney, who will work towards the most favorable outcome.

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Domestic Violence Resources in Utah

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition–  Advocacy site for domestic violence education and prevention in Utah.

Utah Domestic Violence Help, Programs and Statistics–  Site for domestic violence victims, programs, education, and statistics.

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Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law – Salt Lake County Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence convictions are very serious and carry severe consequences for a person’s personal and private life.

Attorney Susanne Gustin has experience defending clients against domestic violence charges.

Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for your free consultation. This firm serves clients in the following locations: Salt Lake City, Midvale, Riverton, Taylorsville, Clearfield, Layton, and surrounding areas.  

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