Being charged with a serious offense like domestic violence can be daunting and embarrassing. An experienced attorney will guide you through the Court system and help to get you the best results.
Charges for domestic violence stem of an allegation of assault or battery against a current or former spouse, an individual with whom the accused is in a dating relationship, an individual with whom the person has a child, or a current or former resident of the person’s household (including roommates).
An individual charged with a first domestic violence/domestic assault under MCL §750.81 faces up to 93 days in jail, and up to a $500 fine. An individual facing a second offense dometic violence charge faces up to 1 year in prison, and fines up to $1,000. Aggravated domestic violence (assault without a weapon, but causing serious injury) carries a potential of 1 year in prison and up to $1,000 in fines. Additional consequences can include loss of job, difficulty finding employment and housing. These penalties are severe, therefore your case needs to be handled by an experienced attorney.
Without an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney, your fate is at the will of the prosecutors office. An attorney can guide your through the process and fight false charges. There even can be ways to help keep a conviction of domestic violence off your criminal record.
Please contact my office for a consultation if you are facing domestic violence charges in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Holland, Hudsonville, or anywhere in West Michigan.