Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse in Clinton Township
Not only is domestic violence a very serious criminal offense, but also with recent high-profile cases pushing it into the spotlight, courts are cracking down harder than ever on spousal abuse offenders in Clinton Township and statewide. If you or your loved one has been wrongly accused of domestic violence, even if charges have yet not been pressed, it is important to contact an attorney and find out more about how Clinton domestic violence laws could impact your case. The team at Grabel & Associates is committed to protecting Michigan’s wrongly accused and ensuring everyone receives a fair trial and just case outcome, and no matter what the specifics of your case, our team will do everything we can to protect you as you battle back against police and prosecutors who would like to put you behind bars.
Under the direction of founding attorney Scott Grabel, our assault and violent crimes defense team fights to protect those who have been wrongly accused of misdemeanor and felony domestic violence charges. We have extensive experience fighting for clients in cases involving assault and battery, felonious assault, assault with a deadly weapon, and other serious allegations and are prepared to work through the complexities of your case and develop an effective defense strategy based on the unique aspects of your situation.
Get in touch with a member of our violent crimes defense team as early on in your case as possible, so that we can truly provide you with the best possible defense as you battle back against wrongful conviction. We are always available for clients in Clinton and statewide, and are prepared to do whatever we can to protect you or your loved one.
Domestic Assault Laws
According to Michigan domestic violence laws, a violent crime offense is considered to fall under domestic assault if it involves a present or former spouse of the defendant, a person who has had a dating relationship with the defendant, a person sharing a child with the defendant, or a resident of the defendant’s household. While many domestic disputes are resolved without charges, there are many cases where criminal action is taken, and unfortunately wrongful accusations can result. No matter what the motives behind the false allegations you are facing, our lawyers will seek to expose the truth, and will aggressively fight to defend your freedom even as police and prosecutors attempt to build a case against you.
Every domestic violence case is unique, and in addition to spousal abuse charges, you could face additional punishment for battery, felonious assault, assault with intent, and more, and could also be facing a possible protection order, CPS investigation, and other considerations. Our lawyers will equip you with a comprehensive defense which takes into account all these possibilities and fully protects you as you battle back against restrictions on your freedom. Contact us now in Clinton or from anywhere in Michigan for a free initial case analysis.
Penalties for Domestic Violence
If you are convicted of domestic assault which does not result in injuries requiring medical attention, you could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine for a 1st offense. If you are convicted for a 2nd time, you could face up to a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine. If you are convicted with two priors on your record, you could face up to two years in jail, a felony record, and a fine of $2,500.
If domestic assault leads to serious injury, aggravated domestic abuse charges can result. If convicted, you could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for a first offense, and up to two years behind bars, a $2,500 fine, and a felony record for a second conviction. You could also face additional penalties resulting from co-occurring charges in any domestic assault case.
Our Approach to Domestic Violence Defense
With our experienced team on your side, you will benefit from years of experience appearing in Clinton courts in cases just as complex and serious as your own. We know what it takes to win and are prepared to fight with you and for you throughout every stage of your case, developing a unique defense strategy aiming to assist you in achieving your specific case goals.
Grabel & Associates Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
To speak with one of our defense attorneys right now, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. We are ready right now to start working with you or your loved one after domestic violence accusations.