Have You Been Charged with Domestic Violence?
When domestic violence becomes a part of your home life or a relationship, it is time to take steps to rectify the situation and protect yourself. The impact of domestic violence cannot be overstated. Michigan law defines domestic violence as abusive behavior (physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and/or economic) directed toward a spouse, former spouse, person in a dating relationship, person with a child in common and/or person living in the same household.
If you have been charged with domestic violence, our firm can offer you the skilled defense that you will need. A domestic violence charge can have a serious and lasting impact on your life. Such a charge typically involves a restraining order or no-contact order. These orders can mean:
- Being unable to return home
- Being unable to have contact with your children
- Inability to travel across the U.S. Border
How We Fight Domestic Violence Charges
We can help you return to your house to get your clothing, talk with your children and retrieve your car. We will file a release bond, gather evidence, interview witnesses and negotiate with the prosecution to drop or reduce the charges. If the case goes to trial, we will fight vigorously for acquittal. We also defend people charged with violating civil no-contact or other injunctions. For first-time domestic violence charges, it may be possible for the defense attorney to negotiate an agreement that ensures there will be no conviction on the record of the accused. The penalties in domestic violence cases increase in relation to the number of convictions on your record. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and advocate for dismissal or acquittal.
At Baldwin Legal Services PLLC, we have a strong record of success in helping reduce or eliminate domestic violence charges and penalties. We know exactly what the legal process is for criminal cases. We know what the right steps to take are in your defense, and make sure you don’t do things that will hurt your case. For complete, determined and effective legal representation, please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We will keep your information confidential.
Baldwin Legal Services PLLC represents clients throughout Michigan in Detroit, Troy, Southfield, Warren, Livonia, Novi, Royal Oak, Rochester, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Farmington, Pontiac, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Saginaw and communities in Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb counties.