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Being found guilty of a domestic assault charge can result in fines of up to $10,000 and five years in prison.

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Lawyer Representing Clients Throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis

Domestic assault is a serious crime and one of the most common criminal charges in Minnesota. Being found guilty of a domestic assault charge can result in fines of up to $10,000 and five years in prison. In addition, a conviction for domestic assault will:

  • Put you at a disadvantage in child custody and parenting time decisions
  • Make it more difficult to get a job or find a place to live
  • Jeopardize the licenses of doctors, lawyers and other professionals
  • Make it illegal to possess a firearm

If you have been charged with domestic assault, please contact me, criminal defense lawyer Justin Schiks. As a Woodbury Domestic Abuse Lawyer, I have achieved positive results for people facing domestic assault charges in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area and throughout Minnesota.

False Claims Are Common

Domestic violence is a serious problem in our society, yet so is the misuse of domestic assault laws. Unfortunately, individuals often make false claims of domestic assault. The police and the court system have no choice but to take these claims seriously.

Anyone can be charged with domestic violence. I have represented doctors, lawyers and others who never thought they would need legal defense against such a charge. I will fight to protect your freedom, your rights and your reputation.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY JUSTIN SCHIKS
Allegations Can Be Difficult to Prove

You can be charged with domestic assault if you caused physical harm to another person or if you caused the other person to fear that he or she was in imminent danger of physical harm. Many allegations of domestic violence come down to a “he said, she said,” situation that is hard for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

If you have been charged with domestic assault, you may have been named in an order for protection, which requires you to leave the home and stay away from the alleged victim and prohibits you from communicating with him or her. It is important to comply with these requirements and to speak to a Woodbury Domestic Abuse Lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

For domestic assault or any violent crime, please call 651-504-2564.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

    Samuel
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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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    I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

    Dean
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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client