When a person is charged with domestic assault or a domestic abuse-related offense, a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order (DANCO) will most likely be issued. A DANCO order is separate from the pre-trial condition that the defendant have no contact with the alleged victim. A DANCO is a distinct order that prohibits contact through third parties, electronic means, and social media. The defendant will also be prohibited from going near the residence or place of work of the alleged victim.
Protecting Your Future
If a DANCO is in place, violating that order will result in the defendant being charged with a separate offense. It is a Misdemeanor, with maximum punishment of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. If a person is charged with a DANCO violation, and has a prior conviction for the same offense within the past 10 years, it will be a Gross Misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine. Two prior convictions within the past 10 years will result in Felony charges, with a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $10,000.
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Carson Heefner will investigate what occurred and use the facts and circumstances of your case to secure the best possible result. The goal is to reach the best possible conclusion for you and your family.
Contact A Minnesota Domestic Assault Attorney
Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing individuals who are charged DANCO violations. If you or someone you know has been charged with such a offense, contact Carson at 612-202-8971 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.