Milwaukee Domestic Violence Lawyer
Providing Strategic Defense Solutions for Over Four Decades
If you have been charged with domestic violence, get in touch with Schiro Criminal Defense today. Attorney Schiro has over 40 years of experience in getting our clients’ charges reduced and cases dismissed as a Milwaukee domestic violence attorney. We have a proven track record of success and are determined to do all that is ethically possible you get a fair outcome.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
In the State of Wisconsin, there are no specific statutes that prohibit domestic violence. Domestic violence situations are prosecuted according to the same laws that are applicable to:
- Sexual assault
- Homicide offenses
It is when these types of crimes are committed against a person with whom the offender has a family or intimate relationship that domestic violence occurs.
Wisconsin's Mandatory Arrest Law
Under Wisconsin family law statutes, law enforcement officials are required to make an arrest for domestic violence when:
- They have reason to believe the individual has committed domestic abuse
- They reasonably believe the abuse will likely continue
- They see evidence of physical injury on the victim
- They are arresting the person who is the primary aggressor
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
The consequences of a domestic violence charge can be life changing. The severity of the penalties you will face if convicted largely depend on the factors of your case, such as if you are a repeat offender or if there was substantial bodily harm. Regardless, you could be facing the following penalties:
- Lengthy jail sentences
- Large fines
- Child visitation consequences,
- Loss of the ability to carry a firearm
- Difficulty finding employment or renting an apartment.
What is the No-Contact Rule?
When an arrest for domestic abuse occurs, the alleged offender must avoid contacting the victim and must stay away from the victim’s home or other places they might be for a period of 72 hours. Intentional violation of the 72-hour no-contact rule can lead to severe consequences, including a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to 9 months of imprisonment.
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Wisconsin law provides for a variety of restraining orders. In domestic violence cases, the alleged victim can pursue a protective order against the defendant when physical injury or the threat of physical injury has taken place.
Unfortunately, many people are falsely accused of domestic violence, and it leads to the issuance of a restraining order that limits the freedoms of innocent individuals. Significantly, if you have children, a protective order will prevent you from being with them. Our legal team is dedicated to zealously fighting on your behalf so that you can avoid the harmful effect of a restraining order being issued against you.
Defend Against Your Charges with the Help of a Milwaukee Domestic Violence Lawyer
At Schiro Criminal Defense, we have a passion for protecting the rights and freedom of all of our clients. We understand that a criminal accusation coming from someone you love is one of the most hurtful and heartbreaking things you could ever go through. Attorney Schiro, Milwaukee domestic violence lawyer, wants to help you set the record straight and get back to normal life.
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