St. Paul Domestic Assault Defense Attorney
Charged with domestic assault in Minneapolis or St. Paul?
Domestic assault is the legal term that is applied to the consistent physical or emotional abuse that one individual may impose over a spouse, parent, grandparent, child, sibling or others in a relationship with you. If you have been accused of committing the violent crime of domestic assault, a St. Paul criminal defense attorney from our firm should be contacted immediately.
In most instances, domestic assault will occur within the household. However, even if you attack a family member in a public area, you could still be looking at domestic assault charges. In general, any attack made on the following people is classified as domestic assault:
- Family members related by blood including father, mother, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, grandparents, etc.
- Persons who are presently residing together (common law) or have lived together in the past
- Persons who have children together regardless of whether they are married or still together
- A man and women, if the woman is pregnant, and the man is alleged to be the father
- Persons involved in a significant romantic or sexual relationship
Defending Domestic Violence Charges
There are many instances where a domestic assault charge could be not credible. The credibility of the alleged victim could be in question; false accusations of domestic assault can come about in a bitter divorce or relationship breakup. Even when the accusations are completely false, you are not safe from the possibility of a conviction. It is crucial that you take action and contact a high quality defense lawyer from our firm to help you fight back.
If convicted of domestic assault, you could be facing a misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony conviction depending on the factors of the case, injuries involved and other issues. You could be facing several years in prison and several thousands of dollars in fines. Domestic assault is a serious criminal charge that demand immediate defense action is taken on your behalf if you hope to avoid penalties.
Effective Criminal Defense in Minnesota
Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. has consistently provided effective support for individuals throughout St. Paul who have been accused of, and charged with domestic assault. Attorney Justin M. Schiks is very familiar with Minnesota State law as it pertains to domestic violence, and can organize specific strategies to pursue a favorable outcome in court , based on the unique circumstances of each client.
Our firm focuses on providing creative and high quality defense counsel through diligent research, organized strategies and compelling representation that has proven successful in court, often resulting in minimized sentences or not guilty verdicts. We can also provide valuable assistance in other matters concerning domestic assault issues in terms of orders for protection.
Contact a St. Paul domestic assault defense attorney if you have been accused of committing domestic violence against another person and want to have the best chance at success in court.