Helping You Protect Your Future
A domestic violence charge is cause for tremendous fear and anxiety. What will happen to your future? Will you go to jail? Will you still be able to see your children?
If you have been arrested for domestic abuse, our lawyers can help. At Kaehne & Barrette, S.C., we have a wealth of experience defending clients against domestic violence charges throughout Sheboygan, Wisconsin. We can help you understand your rights and options, and we will fight aggressively to protect you in the courtroom. Domestic violence charges usually progress in the following manner:
- The initial call: After a call to the police alleged domestic abuse, the officer has to assess the situation. If the officer finds evidence and has reason to believe that the person did in fact commit some act of domestic abuse, the officer is required to make an arrest.
- After the arrest: Once an arrest has been made, an automatic “no-contact” rule kicks in. The arrested person cannot approach the victim or go where that person is likely to be for 72 hours.
- Court: The court will determine whether a crime has been committed and what penalties to impose. Depending on the circumstances and the severity of the crime it can be either a misdemeanor or a felony.
- Restraining orders: In many domestic abuse cases, the court will impose an ongoing restraining order keeping the perpetrator from coming within a certain distance to the victim.
There are also long-term consequences of these charges. It is much more difficult to get a decent job or housing with a domestic abuse conviction on your record. Our attorneys will fight to protect your freedom and your future.
Contact Kaehne & Barrette, S.C.
To schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer, call us at 920-694-4150 or email us.