BATTERY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Criminal Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee, WI Defending Charges of Violent Crime

The Milwaukee Assault Attorneys Fighting Charges of Assault and Battery

Crimes that involve inflicting or causing harm to another person are treated very seriously by the judicial system. Battery and domestic violence are two such crimes in Wisconsin; these crimes are often charged as felony offenses, which means you could face a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.

Battery

Battery involves causing bodily harm to another person. This harm must be intended, and it must be committed without the consent of the victim. Battery that causes bodily harm may be treated as a misdemeanor; however, it is frequently charged as a felony.

Felony battery may be charged in the following scenarios:
  • Battery against a peace officer
  • If the battery causes substantial or great bodily harm to the victim
  • If the victim is 62 years of age or older
  • If the victim has a physical disability of any kind
It is important to consult with a trained assault attorney prior to speaking with the police or providing them with any statement. The attorneys at Laster & Associates LLC are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have represented numerous clients in their battery cases. Contact our office today to learn more about our services and how we may help you.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs when one person in a relationship uses threats, intimidation, or violence to control the other person, or causes harm to the other party. The essential element to domestic violence is that there is or was a relationship between the parties – whether it was marriage; creating a child together; or cohabiting. This means that domestic violence may be committed by an ex-partner.

Domestic violence includes:
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault 
  • Abuse – physical, emotional, or sexual 
  • Intimidation
There are, of course, many other ways in which domestic violence may be committed. An assault lawyer can evaluate your case and make appropriate recommendations to the court.

If you are charged with domestic violence and are currently involved in a family law matter, there could be substantial consequences. The victim of domestic violence may request the court to grant a restraining order which could impact the likelihood of out-of-court resolution of your divorce or custody matter, and prevent you from seeing your children.
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