Minnesota takes domestic assault very seriously, which is why law enforcement is heavily combating the issue by targeting areas throughout the Twin Cities that have high rates of domestic abuse. They determine these locations by the high number of domestic violence calls that they receive, which is a disturbing fact for a wide range of reasons. These reasons include legitimate domestic violence calls and illegitimate ones. Regardless of why you have been accused of domestic violence, you deserve the representation of a qualified St. Paul domestic violence attorney.
Protecting Your Rights
When you hire a criminal defense attorney to handle the domestic violence accusation against you, you are also having your rights protected. You haven’t been convicted of a crime. Instead, you have been accused and that means that you can defend yourself against that accusation.
A domestic assault accusation can also come with an Order for Protection, which can automatically be put in place against you, keeping you from your home and any children you may have in that home. You also have the right to defend yourself against this order, otherwise, any contact with the alleged victim is grounds for arrest. With the help of an aggressive St. Paul domestic assault attorney, you can fight all accusations against you.
Strategically Fighting For Your Future
What is unfortunate is that divorce and other factors can lead to accusation of domestic assault, even if the victim has no marks on their body to prove that such abuse took place. If this is the case, we will learn the truth, bring it to light, and use it to fight for you.
Even in cases where there may be obvious bodily harm, you don’t have to accept the maximum charge and the penalties associated with it. In some cases, one party has had to defend themselves from the other and the aggressor may claim abuse because they have visible marks.
No matter what has occurred, it is important to build a strong case because a conviction can lead to a penalty as short as 90 days in jail with a fine of up to $1,000 or up to three years in prison with a fine of up to $5,000. The exact penalty depends on what occurred during the alleged assault and how much bodily damage was done. Repeat offenses can also affect the outcome of the case, but it is your right to fight for an outcome that will be in your best interest.
Contact A St. Paul Domestic Assault Attorney
Domestic assault is a very serious offense, which is why it is aggressively pursued by law enforcement and the prosecution. A conviction can lead to a significant time in jail. Whether details have been exaggerated or you have been falsely accused, you have the right to defend yourself. At Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, we can give you the representation that you deserve while protecting your rights. To learn more about how we can help you, call us at 651-451-6411 or complete our contact form to request a free consultation.