Livingston County Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is a serious charge with serious consequences. Any individual accused of this crime should consult an experienced attorney to ensure his or her rights are protected.
Whether you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, or need defense to protect your rights, Bain & Bain, PC, can help. For a free consultation to discuss your case, please contact us now.
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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction
In Michigan, the consequences of a domestic violence conviction are as follows:
- First offense – Up to 93 days in jail, and up to $500 in fines.
- Second offense – Up to one year in jail, and up to $1,000 in fines.
- Third offense – Up to two years in prison, and up to $2,500 in fines.
If you have been accused of domestic assault or battery against a spouse, partner, child, fellow parent, or domestic partner, contact Bain & Bain, PC, as soon as possible.
False Accusations of Domestic Violence
Bain & Bain, PC in no way advocates any form of violence. However, we know that individuals can be wrongly accused of domestic violence, especially when emotions are flying high between spouses. Frequently, one spouse will falsely accuse the other of domestic violence to get the upper hand in an oncoming divorce.
In such cases, it is critical to seek a knowledgeable attorney who will fight for your rights. The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are severe – when one spouse falsely accuses another of spousal abuse, the consequences can be long lasting.
Domestic Violence Defense – Your Options
Depending on the specifics of your case, there may be many defense options. If you are guilty of domestic violence, the best option may be to take the case to trial. A diversion program option may be available. Otherwise, we will seek out an option to minimize the impact on your life.
If you are innocent of the charges filed against you, our attorneys will aggressively defend your rights and your freedom. No matter what, we will be upfront with you about the prospects of your case, and provide you with legal options.
If you have had a restraining order or protective order placed against you, or if you have been otherwise accused of domestic violence, we can help. Contact a lawyer by calling 517-281-5588. We offer free consultations in our Novi and Howell, Michigan law offices.
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