Arguments in relationships are common, as couples can get heated when trying to communicate and work through their differences. This is a normal part of relationships, however, when an argument reaches the point where physical violence or the threat of physical violence emerges, then a legal violation has occurred and can lead to charges for domestic violence against one or more people. Charges for domestic violence can have a significant impact upon your life, as they can influence where you can go, who you can contact, where you live, and if you have children, could impact your visitation rights.
An experienced Sterling Heights domestic violence lawyer from Friedman Criminal Law is here to answer any questions you might have regarding your case, and we can explain how our defense strategy helps in situations like yours.
Once the police are called in an alleged domestic altercation, it can be difficult to avoid criminal charges, regardless of what the actual facts of the situation might be. In some instances, a bystander or neighbor might have heard yelling and called the police, or an alleged victim will call the police on their own. What each situation tends to develop into is a “he said, she said” disagreement, with each side alleging different facts that would have a hugely significant impact on the outcome of any charges. This type of evidence makes it challenging to either prove or disprove domestic violence, though the law tends to favor victims in these matters.
Having an attorney by your side to work through domestic violence charges is helpful to your case, given the many paths it can involve. Domestic violence charges can lead to restraining order cases, and a restraining order can have a major impact on your life, including preventing you access to your home, usual activities, or even your children. Your domestic violence attorney can help you fight against a restraining order case, which is a separate matter from your criminal domestic violence case.
In the State of Michigan, the law takes domestic violence allegations very seriously. The crime of domestic violence is often a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 93 days in jail and/or a fine of $500, and also might lead to probation, counseling, and community service. More serious charges of aggravated domestic violence can be felonies and lead to time in state prison. Your charges can also escalate if you have been convicted of domestic violence in the past.
The experience of facing domestic violence allegations can be especially stressful and time-consuming. Having an experienced Sterling Heights domestic violence lawyer from Friedman Criminal Law allows you to rest assured that your rights will be protected, and a proper defense will be presented against your charges and possible restraining order. To learn more about how an attorney can help, schedule a consultation with our legal team today.
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