Charged With Domestic Violence? Let Our Lawyer Protect You.
Police officers often act rashly when arriving at the scene of a domestic fight. They may place an individual under arrest without all of the facts and even without the consent of the alleged victim. In fact, the prosecution can move forward with criminal charges even if the alleged victim does not want to press charges. Moreover, the evidence is often obtained at a time of turmoil. Facts may be confused. Investigations may be thin. You deserve to work with a lawyer who knows how to unravel the facts to present a compelling defense.
At Levine Law in Milwaukee, we know how complicated and emotional domestic violence defense can be. We also know how much is at stake. If you have been arrested for any crime related to domestic abuse, we can help you through the process, and we will work hard to have your charges dismissed, gain an acquittal or have the penalties reduced in your favor.
Understanding 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.
Contact A Lawyer As Soon As Possible To Protect Your Rights
When you contact our firm, we will work quickly to protect your rights and defend you against any criminal charges you are facing. We can also represent you in restraining order hearings or Child Protective Services matters.