Domestic Violence Lawyer What Is a Domestic Violence Offense?

“Domestic Assault,” more commonly referred to as “Domestic Violence,” is
something we see a lot of. The crime itself requires an assault or battery plus
one of the following elements:

  • The accuser was your spouse
  • The accuser was your former spouse
  • You have a child in common with the accuser
  • You live or formerly lived in the same household as the accuser
  • You have or formerly had a dating relationship with the accuser
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Domestic violence can involve a variety of crimes committed against a person with whom you share a home, are in a close relationship with or have aromantic relationship with. Although this often involves physical abuse, it mayalso involve threats which put the victim's safety in danger. If you areconvicted of domestic violence, you will likely be forced to stay away from the alleged victim and you may be prevented from seeing your children.

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Domestic Violence charges are taken very seriously by prosecutors. Even if the accuser wants to drop the charges, the prosecutor can decide to go against the accuser’s wishes. In fact, it is often the accuser or alleged victim who searches and retains a domestic violence defense attorney for the person charged with domestic violence, because sometimes what was in reality an heated family argument ends up getting overblown or exaggerated once police are involved. However, there is some good news, because even if you are guilty, you may be eligible for a deferral, which ensures that a charge of Domestic Violence never goes on your record. The law recognizes that a lot of these cases are one-time mistakes that won’t be repeated. Being able to keep a violent crime off of your record can make all the difference in being able to secure steady employment, volunteer at children’s schools or for sporting events, travel abroad and to live your life more fully and freely. If you or a loved one have been charged with domestic violence, contact a domestic violence defense lawyer today.

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A domestic violence charge can include any of the following offenses:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Felonious Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual Assault
  • Any other assaultive crime as long as the accused and the alleged victim fall into one of the categories listed above

Have you been arrested for domestic violence as a result of an altercation or bystander's call to the police? There are many situations which can lead to accusations of domestic violence, many of which are taken out of context.

Call (248) 451-9600 to learn more about your case!

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Protect Yourself with the Right Domestic Violence Attorney

As soon as you have been arrested or if you believe you are being investigated, it is essential that you seek legal representation. With years of experience in the field of criminal defense and specifically defending domestic violence cases, our firm is qualified to investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a defense strategy on your behalf. We do not back down and are not afraid to advocate for you against the prosecution.

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Protect yourself with an experienced firm:

  • We are backed by years of experience.
  • We thoroughly investigate all circumstances surrounding your case.
  • We prepare powerful, convincing jury presentations.
  • We customize your defense to fight for your goals.

At the Law Office of John N. Elliott, our domestic violence defense lawyer is dedicated to standing up for the rights of our clients and fighting for your freedom. We understand exactly how much is at risk after you have been accused of a crime of this nature, including jail time, a criminal record, and a restraining order against you.

Call (248) 451-9600 to speak with a domestic violence defense lawyer today!