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The impact of domestic violence charges in the military

| Feb 24, 2015 | Domestic Violence |

Even if you are not in the military, being convicted on charges of domestic violence could have a huge impact on your life, especially when it comes to your rights in Colorado. You may no longer be able to buy firearms, for example. Even a short stint in jail could also cause you to lose your job, and the charges could make it hard for you to find a new one.

For military members, though, the charges are often even worse. They can totally derail your career, putting an end to everything that you’ve worked so hard for over the years. You could lose your rank or even be discharged from the military.

In the civilian world, you may be able to serve your time and find another job. Perhaps it will not be with the same employer, but you are not out of a job for good. If you are discharged from the military, though, that is most likely the end of your time in the armed forces. You’ll have to transition over into an entirely new career.

At that point in your life, you may find that you are very far behind. You may not have the experience or the schooling needed for another career, seeing as how you were counting on the military to provide a stable career path. If you think that finding a job with a conviction on your record will be hard, try doing it without the proper qualifications. It can be next to impossible.

For these reasons, it is very important for you to know what legal options you have if you are accused of domestic violence. To learn more about how a strong defense can help, please check out our site today.

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