It depends on the particulars of your case, but if you’re not willing to risk the long term consequences of a criminal conviction and a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction on your record, you should strongly consider the settlement.
If convicted, you’ll have to explain the conviction to potential employers for the rest of your career, and some fields will be entirely off limits to you.
It may also interfere with college funding, housing options, and if you’re charged with a crime in the future, a past conviction will play badly in subsequent proceedings.
You may also be barred from firearms ownership for the rest of your life with a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction on your record.
It’s a lot to take in, and you shouldn’t try to make these decisions without a full understanding of the consequences of each choice.
Call the criminal defense team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 and talk to an experienced attorney for free.