No area of law has seen more of an explosion of arrests than domestic violence. Policians, police, and prosecutors now routinely take the position that almost every domestic dispute may deserve criminal punishment, even if the conduct alleged is merely a push or a shove.
We have seen first hand how this attitude has caused innocent people to be charged with serious crimes, and how even minor domestic disputes can land people in jail. Consequences of criminal charges can have devastating effects especially on non-citizens because even a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction, regardless of the severity of the conduct involved, often tears entire families apart, by making one of the spouses deportable or unable to obtain legal status in the U.S.
You may feel that you were just arguing with your girlfriend or wife, but the government is less likely than ever to see it that way. Prosecutors and others who seek re-election often try to make an example of people who are arrested in domestic violence cases which are politically charged and never easily go away. That is one reason why it is so important for you to talk to experienced attorneys as soon as possible. Our firm has significant experience in handling domestic violence cases.
We have been defending and protecting the rights of people (both women and men) who have been arrested in connection with domestic fights, disagreements and yelling matches with girlfriends, dates, and spouses. We urge you to contact us immediately if you or someone you care about found himself or herself in such a situation.