Accused Of Domestic Abuse? You Are Innocent Unless Proven Guilty
If you are facing charges of domestic violence or other allegations of abuse, you are probably terrified. Although the court is supposed to presume that you are innocent unless proven guilty, it often presumes guilt until proven innocent.
Domestic violence carries a special stigma in our society, so it is important to respond to charges of domestic abuse with the aid of an experienced attorney. At the criminal defense firm of Jasti & Khandhar, we can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish. We are committed to telling your side of the story after a family dispute.
Tell Your Side Of The Story
The state of Wisconsin unfairly charges many people with domestic abuse offenses, even when violence did not take place. And even when an argument has escalated, one burst of emotion during an argument should not define your entire future. Furthermore, many people are forced to act purely out of self-defense.
Unfortunately, law enforcement officers and prosecutors may not exercise their discretion or understand why you feared for your safety. Our lawyers can defend your actions to the court and provide crucial context for the incident.
Restraining Orders Can Have Unexpected Effects
If there is any chance that your partner or family member may petition for a restraining order after a dispute, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A restraining order may limit you in ways that you did not predict. You may lose access to your home and your possessions if you cannot come within a certain distance of another resident of the home. In some cases, you can also lose access to your children. Our lawyers can work to prevent these negative consequences — especially when you come to us early in the process.
Serious Charges Require A Serious Legal Response
The sooner you contact Jasti & Khandhar, the sooner we can tell you about our services and the ways we can help in your case. We tailor our legal strategies to meet your individual needs, and we will answer all your questions promptly and thoroughly. To schedule an initial consultation in our Madison office, contact us online or call 608-509-4032.