Domestic violence is a serious concern for many people. Prosecutors and lawmakers are under pressure to show that they are tough on people who are charged with domestic violence. This pressure may lead to accusations and prosecution in cases where criminal punishment is inappropriate. At CiceroAdams, we defend people who have been accused of domestic violence. We provide strong and aggressive representation designed to help people take on prosecutors, alleged victims and the criminal justice system.
When a domestic dispute escalates to the point where law enforcement officials become involved, people can be caught up in a system they don’t understand. Even minor disputes may receive the attention of police and prosecutors because the individual deemed to be the “primary aggressor” is arrested and sent to jail for the night without any attentive investigation. In cases where the complainant does not want a criminal prosecution, there is more pressure than ever to continue on with the prosecution. An arrest for domestic violence generally leads to a temporary protective order that may prevent you from seeing your children, or going to your home.
Cases of domestic violence are subject to very harsh laws. A conviction for domestic violence can have a terrible impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Also with a domestic violence conviction, you’re right to possess a firearm is taken and this conviction cannot be expunged. Restraining orders and jail time can tear apart a family. You owe it to yourself and your family to choose an experienced and accomplished domestic violence attorney to defend you.