Defense of Domestic Violence Charges
If you are facing charges of domestic violence, I don’t have to tell you how terrifying this situation can be. LEWIS & DICKSTEIN P.L.L.C. is a premier criminal defense law firm in the state of Michigan that is comprised of the state’s most aggressive, determined lawyers. After decades of representing good people who are facing charges of domestic violence, we approach each case with empathy.
Fighting to Protect the Falsely Accused
An incidence of domestic violence is always complicated, with a story that has perspectives and versions. When one of our clients has been accused of willfully intimidating, physically assaulting or battering their spouse, partner or family member, we as experienced attorneys who have dealt with hundreds of domestic violence cases keep an open mind. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and you deserve a lawyer that will listen to the complete story. In cases where the client may have gone too far or made a mistake, we will take the time to understand the motivations and help mitigate any consequences. Unfortunately, incidents of false accusations are more common than you would realize in the state of Michigan and can result in an innocent citizen serving time and dragging around a conviction for the rest of his or her life. All too often, a spouse or partner desperate to retain custody of their children will resort to making a fake domestic violence claim to ensure primary custody.
Helping Clients Rehabilitate and Heal
For clients who did make a mistake and lost control, we do not feel that jail time is the most productive way for these individuals to rehabilitate and change their behavior. This is generally not what is best for the individual’s children and family. Domestic violence is often caused by a desire for control and power, and sometimes it is an isolated incident that occurs during a heated argument. How does spending time behind bars help solve the real problem and rehabilitate the defendant? It doesn’t. For clients who are responsible for committing an act of domestic violence, we have decades of experience fighting for and achieving lenient sentences with no jail, less time, fewer obligations, and lower fines and costs. Judges often impose forms of anger management or other types of therapy that are expensive, time-consuming, lengthy and demoralizing. Sometimes, these programs can make it difficult to maintain employment. We have extensive experience working with judges to find alternatives that are less disruptive to a client’s life.
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. Can Help Protect You
LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is one of Michigan’s most reputable, trusted, and aggressive firms. Year after year, the dedicated lawyers win case after case. What sets us apart from other firms and solo practitioners is that our attorneys take the time to establish relationships of trust and respect with each client, ensuring that the client’s voice is heard, represented accurately, and respected. Give us a call today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete a Request for Assistance Form, and a highly experienced domestic violence defense lawyer will promptly contact you.