Defending Against Allegations Of Domestic Violence & Battery
At our Oshkosh law firm of Sparr, Belville & Brown, LLC, we know that domestic abuse does not occur just between married or co-habiting couples. It can involve violence between brothers and sisters, or between children and parents. As a result of a new law requiring police to arrest anyone accused of domestic violence, simply failing to file charges against the accused party does not stop the process.
Even if no charges are filed, persons in a domestic disturbance can still be arrested, charged, and convicted-and this even without a false accusation from the alleged victim. If you find yourself charged with domestic violence, or domestic disorderly conduct, contact a criminal defense attorney experienced in defending people against domestic violence charges. Call us today at 920-335-1413.
Consequences Of Domestic Violence
A domestic violence conviction can be a serious matter. Jail time, no-contact orders, no-alcohol requirements, and the loss of your right to carry a gun are a few of the penalties for a domestic battery or violence conviction. It is important to have an experienced attorney defend you to protect your rights.
Our defense lawyers will negotiate with police and prosecutors in an effort to have charges reduced to a noncriminal matter. We have found that such negotiation sessions are particularly effective if the defendant has completed a counseling program related to domestic abuse or violence, alcohol use or drug addiction. Accordingly, our attorneys work to get you into an appropriate program that is covered by your health insurance, when possible. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a knowledgeable domestic abuse lawyer to represent you.
Battery can be an ordinance violation punishable by payment of a forfeiture, simple battery (where there are no serious injuries), reckless endangerment, or a more serious crime such as substantial battery (where there are serious injuries). These crimes can carry significant penalties, even if they do not involve family members.
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers work hard to minimize the charges and any jail time or other penalties you may face. We review police reports, determine whether the prosecutor is willing to negotiate, and advise you whether to proceed to a trial or accept a plea agreement. Plea agreements, even for a seemingly simple charge, can have consequences that you should discuss with an experienced criminal defense attorney before entering your plea. Contact a member of our experienced team at Sparr, Belville & Brown for a free initial consultation.