Greenwich/Stamford Domestic Violence Attorney
There is increasing awareness about domestic abuse and its severity. Over the past years, lawmakers in Connecticut have created stricter laws and arrests are more proactive, as well. That is very important for victims, but has also led to gross overreactions to simple issues.
If you have been arrested for anything that even resembles domestic violence, you are considered dangerous and often ordered out of your home. If you have weapons they are confiscated, and you will be required to make a court appearance THE NEXT MORNING. Your arrest will also appear on the internet and in the newspaper. This can diminish the chances of reconciling with your partner.
A domestic assault conviction can result in losing your right to keep and bear firearms. With so much at stake, you want an experienced trial attorney fighting for your rights.
If you face domestic abuse charges, it is important that you are represented by an experienced Greenwich domestic violence attorney who can take your case to trial if necessary and who will also be vigilant in dealing with undue influence of victims’ advocates who, with good intentions, use a sledge hammer to kill a fly.
Violation Of Protective Order
I am criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman, and I understand the nuances that differentiate a true act of domestic violence from an argument that may have escalated. I know how to make these points clear so that false or exaggerated accusations do not result in a criminal conviction that will negatively impact you for the rest of your life.
With domestic abuse cases, the court can be speedy. It is important to contact me as soon as possible in order to stay out in front of the charges against you.
My aim is to get the charges dismissed and keep your record clean. I work to get you in and out of the courthouse as quickly as possible with the least amount of damage to your marriage and your reputation. If there is a need to go to trial, however, I am always prepared to do so.
In some cases, the best resolution is completion of a diversionary program like anger management in lieu of jail and a criminal record. I will make you aware of all of the options available to you.
Minimize the Impact of Spousal Abuse Charges
You must often deal with a protective order, which could keep you from seeing your kids or going home. If you violate a protective order, you could be fined and jailed.
You must hire an experienced lawyer for your criminal defense, who can take you through the right steps for domestic violence charges.
Call or email me to schedule a free consultation. I will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.