Charged With Domestic Violence? Let Our Lawyer Protect You.
What happens if I am accused of domestic violence in Wisconsin?
What constitutes domestic violence charges in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, there is not a separate crime for domestic assault as there is in many other states. Instead, domestic violence falls under several related crimes and you could be charged with:
What separates domestic violence cases is how these cases are handled. The law outlines the circumstances under which a police officer must place an individual under arrest in cases involving a domestic dispute. In general, a police officer must place an individual under arrest if there are reasonable grounds for believing that abuse has occurred. Additionally, it must be likely the abuse will continue, there is evidence of physical injury or the individual being arrested is the predominant aggressor.
Without a waiver signed by the alleged victim, you will be prohibited from returning to the victim’s home or from contacting the victim for 72 hours after your arrest. There may also be other restrictions if a restraining order or protective order has been filed against you.
How can a domestic abuse lawyer help represent me in court?
- When Should Police Read Me My Miranda Rights?
Most people in America have at least a passing familiarity with their Miranda rights from their frequent use in television and pop culture. However, beyond knowing that they have the right to remain silent and have the right to an attorney, many people do not understand exactly when an officer must read them their Miranda rights.
- Did You Receive Assault Charges While Defending Yourself?
Any time that violence breaks out, there is the possibility of assault charges. Of course, the reality of the matter is that assault charges are often completely unfair and do not address how the altercation at the center of the charges came about.
- Part 1: Why You Can’t Afford to Dismiss Battery Charges
It’s a situation that plays out in living rooms, barrooms, locker rooms, dorm rooms and all other types of locations on a daily basis: an argument erupts, tempers flare and a physical altercation ensues.
- Part 2: When is battery punished as a felony?
Last month, our blog began discussing how even the most seemingly minor physical altercations can have serious consequences in that one person, simply wanting to put the matter behind them or dismiss it as nothing, may nevertheless find themselves placed under arrest for misdemeanor battery.
- Part 3: What constitutes “great bodily harm?”
Indeed, last time, we discussed how felony-level charges can be brought when battery results in substantial bodily harm or great bodily harm or is perpetrated against certain classes of people. We’ll conclude this examination in today’s post.