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Don't let your temper flare into a physical altercation

With the big game on Sunday, tensions are going to be high for many sports fans. It is imperative that you find productive ways to deal with the stress that the game will involve. If you are heading out to a viewing party, make sure that you have your wits about you. The last thing that you need to do is to face a criminal charge because things turned physical.

Assault and battery charges are considered violent crimes, which means that you can face lifelong implications if you are convicted of either of these. We know that this is troubling to think about, but you need to be sure that you aren't trying to ignore the charges if they have been levied. We are here to help you work through the options that you have so that you can make a decision that you are most comfortable with.

One thing to remember is that you might face certain career limitations due to this type of charge. Many employers do criminal background checks and having this type of conviction can bar you from holding certain jobs. Even becoming a ride-share driver might be out of the question.

You also have to think about the social impacts. You might not be able to own a firearm, which means no more hunting trips with your friends. If you are on probation or parole, alcohol consumption might be forbidden, which can be very socially limiting.

The most important thing for you to remember now is that you have the right to present a defense against the charge. We can help you get a strategy together that shows your side of the matter.

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