Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Domestic violence refers to a violent assault between two people who have a pre-existing relationship. Charges are usually filed when two people in a relationship are living together and are in a heated argument. Neighbors then will call the police when they suspect the argument of becoming physical. This is becoming more and more common. Because of the stigmas of domestic abuse, law enforcement and the district attorney offer more resistance to letting these cases go. However, they can still be successfully defended before they even go to court. It just requires an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Domestic violence cases should not be taken lightly, even if they have been charged by your significant other as a result of a heated debate. Innocence does not ensure that the charges will be dropped. The only thing that can help against these charges is a criminal defense lawyer. Otherwise, there is a risk of going to state prison for charges of assault.
Domestic violence is not considered a separate crime from other assault and battery crimes such as:
Menacing occurs when someone gives another person the fear of immediate injury, serious injury or death. If you are charged with menacing, it is important to get representation from a criminal defense attorney. The first time a person is convicted of menacing, it is a class B misdemeanor. However, if there is a weapon involved or if you have more than one conviction of menacing it could lead to as many as 4 years imprisonment. There is often insufficient evidence to prove that the defendant intended a threat or a threat with dangerous weapon. A good criminal defense attorney can ensure that your rights are protected.
Assault occurs when one person causes physical injury to another. This can happen intentionally or as a result of reckless behavior. The punishments for assault can become severe, especially when serious injury or injury to a child is involved. The use of a deadly weapon can also increase the charges. A conviction of first degree assault can result in up to 25 years in prison while aggravated assault on a police officer means up to 30 years in prison. If you are faced with serious charges of assault, it is important to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Aggravated assault occurs when someone attacks a police officer or peace officer in the course of their duty. Assault against a child younger than 11 years old is also considered aggravated assault if the defendant is older than 18 years. Aggravated assault is a serious criminal charge and requires a skilled criminal defense team.
Our criminal defense associates are experienced in defending charges of assault and domestic violence. We have successfully defended our clients against charges of assault by getting their case dismissed. We are prepared to devote the firm’s time and resources to even the most serious charges of assault. We will defend:
- Assault causing serious physical injury to children
- Assault against a police officer or peace officer
- Assault in the course of a separate felony
If you or your loved one are facing charges of assault and domestic violence contact our criminal defense attorneys immediately and get a free consultation.