- Did you know that if a domestic abuse or harassment injunction is issued, you may have to surrender all of your firearms?
- Did you know that if you are convicted of even a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you may be banned under federal law from possessing a firearm for the rest of your life?
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence charges can have devastating consequences for you and your family. When someone is arrested for this crime, a common condition of bond prohibits that person from contacting their family and going to their own home. Often, the police are not even interested in getting both sides of the story. They may only talk to the person who claims to be the victim of the violence and believe that person’s story, even in the absence of any corroboration such as injuries or independent witnesses.
Domestic Violence Defense
Unfortunately, in domestic violence cases, it can seem like you are “guilty until proven innocent” rather than “innocent until proven guilty.” Domestic violence lawyer Christopher Glinski has experience defending against allegations of domestic violence and knows that to successfully defend against allegations, your attorney must be aggressive. For example, lawyer Christopher Glinski always gets both sides of the story and immediately interviews any witnesses to the incident.
The credibility of the alleged victim is often the key to whether a jury returns a verdict of guilty or not guilty in a domestic violence case. Domestic violence lawyer Christopher Glinski will always try to resolve your case short of trial; however, if you are not satisfied with the prosecutor’s plea offer lawyer Christopher Glinski will not hesitate to take your case to trial. If your case goes to trial you need an attorney who has experience not only defending domestic violence cases at trial, but winning those cases as well.
Injunction Hearings: Experience Needed
In these cases, the alleged victim will often get a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against you that prohibits you from contacting the alleged victim or going to the alleged victim’s residence. After a judge issues the TRO, the court will set a hearing date for the alleged victim to come into court and request either a domestic abuse injunction or a harassment injunction. This is called the Injunction Hearing.
At this hearing, it is critical for you to have an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer to represent you because the alleged victim will have to testify under oath and an experienced domestic violence defense attorney will have the opportunity to cross-examine the alleged victim. This is a golden opportunity to poke holes in the alleged victim’s story and lay the groundwork for attacking the alleged victim’s credibility.
If done correctly, an effective cross-examination at the injunction hearing can persuade a prosecutor to drop the charges against you and convince a jury to return a verdict of not guilty. Lawyer Christopher Glinski has handled dozens of domestic violence cases and has cross-examined hundreds of witnesses. Let domestic violence lawyer Christopher Glinski use his experience to get you the best possible result for your domestic violence case.
Call domestic violence lawyer Christopher Glinski at (262) 632-1555 for a free consultation.