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.
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.