Grand Rapids Domestic Violence Defense
A domestic violence charge carries serious ramifications. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you likely have been given a domestic violence no-contact order as part of your bond conditions.
This means you cannot communicate with the alleged victim in any way and cannot be within his or her proximity. In our experience, prosecutors rarely dismiss a domestic violence case, even when the alleged victim decides not to prosecute the charge.
Moreover, due to the so-called Lautenberg Amendment, under federal law a domestic violence conviction will affect your gun rights, concealed carry permit and your right to own firearms. You need an experienced domestic violence criminal defense attorney to assess the evidence against you and mount an aggressive defense, or to negotiate a favorable plea deal, such as MCL 796.4a domestic violence diversion so you do not have a domestic violence conviction on your record.