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Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

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Domestic violence cases are highly sensitive with many moving parts. Pleading guilty to domestic violence charges will impact your career, marriage, child custody, immigration status (for non-citizens), and potentially your freedom. To avoid having a violent crime on your record, it is imperative that you hire domestic violence defense attorneys the moment an allegation is made against you.

Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys

Whether you are facing a misdemeanor domestic violence first offense charge or a domestic violence third offense felony charge, you need an aggressive and experienced team of attorneys to answer your questions and see you through the process. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. is an award-winning law firm in the State of Michigan who have helped thousands of clients craft a strategic defense for domestic violence-related allegations, resulting in lesser sentences, dropped charges and acquittals at trial.

What if I’m innocent?

In many cases of domestic violence, there are many versions of a story. An experienced attorney who has experience representing clients charged with domestic violence understands that in some cases, a client is wrongly accused. Granting every client the benefit of the doubt, we listen to the facts of your story with empathy, respect, and open-mindedness. In some cases, the accuser is lying or the accused was merely acting in self-defense. If there is a way to get your charges dismissed or reduced, the team with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. can help.

What consequences do I face with a guilty verdict?

Under Michigan Penal Code 750.81, a first time offender faces a maximum penalty of up to 93 days in jail, a fine of $500 and up to 2 years of probation with various terms and conditions. A second offense misdemeanor charge carries with it up to a year in jail, a fine of $1,000 and up to 2 years probation. Once a demonstrated pattern is established in a third offense, you are looking at a felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, up to 5 years on probation, and a fine up to $5,000. Jail time and fines aside, you will face devastating loss in terms of future employability. Because of the long-term effects that a domestic violence charge has on one’s life, it is imperative that you enlist the help of Michigan’s toughest attorney teams, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. With our help, clients have received lesser punishments, including anger management or community service instead of jail time. In a multitude of cases, we have gotten domestic violence charges completely dismissed.

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I’ve been charged with domestic violence in Michigan. . . Now what?

Before pleading guilty or not guilty, it is vital that you proceed with reputable, experienced legal representation. How you plead can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. IF you are accused of domestic violence and not yet charge, we may be able to help you avoid charges and being arrested. Before proceeding any further, you must enlist the help of one of Michigan’s finest law firms, LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. Call us today for a free consultation at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and an attorney will promptly contact you.

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Domestic Violence – Spousal Abuse

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Even though an accused person is technically “innocent until proven guilty,” domestic violence charges can have a serious impact on the defendant’s life. Charges of domestic violence are taken seriously in the state of Michigan, which is why you need a reputable, seasoned attorney with ample experience. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C was formed with the mission to provide top quality, aggressive representation for individuals facing a myriad of charges.

Building Your Defense Against Domestic Violence – Spousal Abuse Charges

With years of experience defending and winning cases of domestic violence, we know all of the right questions to ask to help build a strong defense. In some cases, we find that the defendant was acting in self-defense, in defense of a child or in the defense of property. Under these circumstances, physical contact, even forceful contact, would not constitute domestic violence if it was reasonable. If there is not a history of abuse and charges were brought about based on a single incident, we can usually use this to argue for the case to be taken under advisement and removed from the public records of the court. We do not believe that jail time or the anger management courses mandated by most court are the most effective ways for our clients to rehabilitate after a hostile encounter with a spouse or partner. If it looks like a plea is in our client’s best interest, we can work together to come up with a plan that will result in the least restrictive and onerous conditions of probation possible. We fight tirelessly and effectively to keep you out of prison and with no damage to your legal record.

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Attorneys You Can Trust

We realize that cases of domestic violence are highly sensitive for all parties involved. This is true whether our client is responsible or totally innocent. The attorneys with LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C trust and believe in our clients and treat them with dignity and respect. One truth is constant in all domestic violence cases; there is a lot of grey area and there tends to be more than 1 side to every story. We are highly effective and helping the prosecution and the court see and understand our client’s side of the story. Sadly, we have worked with clients who were victims of a spouse who completely fabricated an allegation of abuse in order to win custody. We truly listen to our clients and trust their side to the story.

The Consequences of a Conviction can be Devastating

Hiring an inexperienced legal team has serious consequences, even for a first time offender. The prosecution and the court will take your case seriously and your failure to realize the seriousness of the case can tragically affect the rest of your life. We can help! Please give us a call at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our domestic violence criminal defense attorneys will promptly contact you.

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