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Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys In Glendale and Whitefish Bay

Violence-related crimes in Glendale, Wisconsin, could include burglary, armed robbery, dangerous use of a weapon and other crimes. First-degree reckless injury, under Wis. Stat. 940.23, is a Class D felony with penalties that could reach a $100,000 fine and/or up to 25 years in prison.

If you are facing domestic violence charges in Glendale or Whitefish Bay, call Grieve Law's criminal defense attorneys at (414) 949-1789 for a free consultation. 

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Penalties for Domestic Abuse in Milwaukee County

The consequences of a domestic violence charge will depend on the criminal battery charge you are facing. The most common domestic abuse charge is a misdemeanor battery.

Penalties for Class A Misdemeanor Battery Charges

  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • Maximum fine of $10,000
  • Domestic Violence fee of $100
  • Up to 6 months of increased jail time for using or threatening to use a weapon
  • Community service
  • Probation

For felony battery charges in Wisconsin, the minimum punishment is up to 3.5 years in prison and/or fines of $10,000. The maximum penalty can be up to 15 years in prison and/or fines of up to $50,000.

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Experienced Legal Defense Against Domestic Violence Allegations

In Wisconsin, domestic violence charges often include additional bundled offenses to increase penalties. The combination of domestic violence with drug charges, sexual assault, false imprisonment, misdemeanor or felony battery, or firearm offenses can dramatically escalate consequences. Even allegations without accompanying charges can irrevocably damage one’s life and reputation.

The defense attorneys at Grieve Law have extensive experience fighting domestic violence cases in Glendale and securing dismissals or reductions. We understand the nuances of domestic abuse allegations and build meticulous defenses to aggressively challenge the claims. With Grieve Law on your side, you have accomplished advocates working to prevent life-altering penalties.

How to Beat a Domestic Violence Charge in Milwaukee County

According to Wisconsin State Statute 968.075, To secure a domestic violence conviction, prosecutors must establish two key elements to secure a domestic violence conviction.

  1. The incident was domestic in nature
  2. The incident involved violence.

A strong defense therefore requires disproving one or both of these components.

What is a domestic relationship in Wisconsin? 

Legally, “domestic” encompasses any current or former cohabitants, including romantic partners, parents, children, roommates and anyone you previously shared a residence with no matter how long ago.

An experienced domestic violence attorney scrutinizes the relationship history and specifics of the alleged incident to undermine the domestic or violent aspects. We use strategic legal advocacy and meticulous case-building to avoid domestic violence convictions.

Disproving Violence to Drop a Frivolous Charge in Glendale and Whitefish Bay

In domestic violence charges, “violence” encompasses more than just physical harm. Threats, perceived threats and property damage from anger can all potentially be deemed violent acts. For example, breaking a roommate’s belongings during an argument could lead to domestic violence charges, even without physical contact.

The broad definition means questionable allegations of domestic violence are common. An experienced attorney can scrutinize the claims and argue they do not meet the legal standard. Strategically disproving the violence element can get charges dismissed.

If you face domestic violence allegations in Milwaukee County, it’s crucial to contact a skilled attorney quickly. Quick action maximizes time to build your defense before the court date approaches.

Understanding Domestic Abuse Arrests and Charges in Wisconsin

Police in Wisconsin must make an arrest for suspected domestic abuse against a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant or co-parent if they believe:

  • Violence is likely to continue
  • There is evidence of injury
  • The accused has a known history of relationship abuse

Domestic abuse includes sexual assault, causing injury or pain or actions making the victim fear harm.

After a domestic abuse arrest, the accused sees a judge or posts bail prior to release. A 72-hour no-contact order is automatically imposed, prohibiting contact with the alleged victim or residence, unless waived in writing. Violating the no-contact order leads to additional charges punishable by up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Do not take chances with domestic abuse allegations. The accomplished domestic violence defense attorneys at Grieve Law aggressively fight charges and work to avoid penalties through meticulous case-building and strategic legal advocacy.

Grieve Law Builds Strong Defenses against Domestic Violence Charges

If you face domestic violence charges in Wisconsin, it is vital to have an experienced Glendale criminal defense attorney defending you.

Often, allegations stem from two scenarios - the alleged victim fabricated or exaggerated the story, or the physical contact was self-defense. Police tactics can manipulate defendants into admitting contact, falsely taken as admitting guilt. If accused, your first step should be retaining an experienced Milwaukee County defense lawyer with a proven record of protecting clients’ rights.

Contact our Glendale domestic violence defense lawyers for a FREE consultation.

How long does a domestic violence charge stay on your record?

Even if a criminal charge with a domestic violence enhancer is expunged, the lifetime ban of possessing a firearm will stay on your record forever. An expungement only seals the conviction, it does not remove it. 

How to beat a domestic violence charge in Wisconsin

It is important to have a Whitefish Bay attorney by your side who is not only aggressive but may be able to help you avoid criminal charges and/or the lifetime ban for firearms. Our team of attorneys will be able to help you with all of these things. You are only guilty if you are convicted.  Our criminal defense attorneys will go down every path necessary to get you the best results possible. Since 2013, Grieve Law has dropped or reduced charges for hundreds of clients facing domestic abuse, drug, gun and first offense DUI charges

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