Consult with a domestic violence attorney ASAP
If you are accused of a domestic violence crime, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Domestic violence crimes are prosecuted aggressively by most law enforcement authorities. When police respond to a domestic violence call, Wisconsin law requires that they take the primary aggressor into custody.
Most often, someone goes to jail. Oftentimes, the prosecution proceeds even where the victim and other family members would rather not see the prosecution take place at all.
These offenses are punishable by jail, probation, fines and you could lose your right to possess a firearm for the rest of your life.
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What is Domestic Violence or Domestic Abuse?
Domestic violence itself is not a crime. It is a category of crime. If a person commits a crime (typically disorderly conduct or battery) and the crime involves a victim who is a family member or a person with whom he or she is in a dating relationship, the crime is charged as one of “domestic violence” or “domestic abuse.”
The underlying crime could be any offense involving violence or a threat of violence. Usually, the underlying crime is Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Suffocation or Strangulation or Criminal Damage to Property.
Domestic Violence and No-Contact Orders
If you are arrested for a crime of Domestic Violence, the police will impose a No-Contact order upon your release from jail. This means you cannot have contact with the other party or their residence.
If you are living with the other person, it means that you cannot go home. This order remains in effect even if the other party does not request it.
Many domestic abuse or domestic violence cases occur between married couples or people who are living together. Frequently, both parties do not want to the No-Contact Order put in place.
Criminal Defense Attorney Robert W. Keller can assist you in having the No-Contact Order removed so that you can return home.