We Take Domestic Violence Charges Very Seriously

Facing domestic violence charges is never easy. Even if it was a minor dispute that just got out of control, any level of offense can affect many aspects of your life and have a lasting impact on your future. You need to treat any domestic violence offense seriously, but do not consider your situation hopeless.

Located in Appleton, Pitsch Law Offices, LLC, has the experience necessary to handle any domestic abuse case. More importantly, we are willing to put in the time required to scrutinize the evidence and develop a strategy to help get the charges dismissed or reduced. We never make promises we cannot keep, but we can guarantee that we will do everything in our power under the law to help you.

What Should You Know About Domestic Violence Cases In Wisconsin?

Domestic abuse or family violence can occur in a single incident or repeatedly over time. It refers to a wide range of actions involving physical violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, stalking or extreme financial control. These acts become domestic when they involve a spouse, intimate partner, close family member or even a roommate.

There are a few things everyone should know about domestic violence cases in Wisconsin:

  • Mandatory arrest: If police suspect that physical violence has occurred or will continue to occur, they are required to make an arrest. Even a single scratch on someone's face or a hole you punched in the wall could become the basis of an arrest.
  • The no-contact order: After you are arrested, you will be prohibited from having any contact with the claimant for 72 hours. This includes physical contact as well as verbal and even electronic communication. Police must enforce this rule unless the claimant gives written consent to waive the requirement.
  • Plea agreements: Never sign a plea agreement without obtaining the advice of experienced counsel. You may be pleading guilty to inflated or unnecessary charges. It may not seem like a big deal now, but the charges could impact future cases. Even a misdemeanor charge can and will be used to enhance sentencing in future criminal cases.
  • Ancillary consequences: Do not assume that fines and jail time are the only potential penalties you could face. A domestic abuse charge can affect your parental rights or ability to own a firearm, among other things.

Contact Our Lawyer Immediately After An Arrest | Free Initial Consultations

If you have been arrested or accused of domestic abuse, it is crucial you consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Call our law firm at 920-380-0971 or send us an email, and we can schedule your free initial consultation.