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Why Would a Domestic Violence Case Be Dismissed in Wisconsin?

The prosecutor dismisses cases, not the victim. People usually think that in domestic violence charges, the victim can drop the charges but that is false. Victims do not press the charges, so they do not get to drop the charges. Prosecutors will dismiss the criminal charge if it can’t be proven in court. Even if the victim wanted to drop the charges, the prosecutor could still keep the charge if they believe there was a crime committed.

Can you Pass a Background Check With a Domestic Violence Charge?

If you have a domestic violence charge, an employer can still see the domestic violence charge. The only way for potential employers to not see your domestic violence charge is if you can get the charge expunged. If you were charged with a domestic violence crime but not convicted of it, you can possibly get the charge expunged. If your charge was expunged, then the criminal record will be sealed making it impossible for your employer to see it. Only law enforcement can see criminal records that are sealed.

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Domestic violence charges are brought when the victim and accused are in a marital relationship, domestic relationship or simply a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. The charges are brought as a result of one person claiming that another person has caused him/her physical or emotional harm, property damage or even threatened to cause harm to one's person or property. These types of offenses are vigorously prosecuted by local District Attorney's Offices.

Contact us today to speak to an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Milwaukee about your case.

Why Choose Our Milwaukee Domestic Violence Attorney?

  • 20+ years of experience behind your defense
  • Former prosecutor on your side
  • Thousands of criminal cases handled
  • Free consultation available 24/7

If you or a loved one is accused of any form of domestic violence, it is important that you retain an aggressive Milwaukee domestic violence attorney like Attorney Cherella. He has the necessary skills and knowledge to assist you at all point throughout the criminal process.

Fight Your Charges with a Trial-Tested Former Prosecutor

The simple accusation of a domestic violence offense can wreak havoc on a person's life. It could cause job loss and crumbling family relationships, and it could adversely affect one's community reputation. Make sure that you hire an attorney before talking to the police. Whether your accusations are a result of a vindictive spouse or leverage in custody disputes, our team fights to protect your future and reputation. Attorney Cherella is a skilled former prosecutor who knows how to minimize the impact of these charges on our clients.

We defend against domestic violence offenses in Wisconsin that include:

  • Battery
  • Stalking
  • Criminal damage to property
  • False imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Disorderly conduct

There are always two sides to every story. Often only one side of the story is heard when criminal proceedings start against a defendant in a domestic violence matter. Accordingly, if you are charged with a domestic violence offense, you must speak to a knowledgeable lawyer immediately. We will investigate the facts and provide you with a defense very early on. Attorney Cherella prides himself on thoroughly investigating the allegations so as to help his clients get exonerated of all charges.

How Do I Drop Charges Against My Lover in Wisconsin?

Only the prosecutor can drop the charges against your lover. If a preliminary examination is set and the victim doesn’t appear, it’s common for the prosecutor to drop the charges. It is dismissed without prejudice which means that it can be brought again if there is reason to bring the charge again.

How Long is Jail Time for Domestic Violence?

The average jail time for domestic violence cases is 4.6 months but that can also vary from the nature of the charge.

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If you require the services of an experienced, dependable, and knowledgeable Milwaukee or Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer with a thorough understanding of domestic violence cases, please contact the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella for a free consultation.

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