Are You Facing Domestic Violence Charges?
At the Thole Law Firm, attorney Eric Thole provides clients with special insight into the inner workings of the criminal justice system. As a former Stillwater and Cottage Grove city attorney and past Washington County assistant prosecutor, Mr. Thole builds smart, strong legal defense strategies that work to undermine the prosecution’s case and help provide his clients with the best possible resolution of their domestic violence charges.
Domestic Abuse Is Taken Very Seriously In Minnesota And Wisconsin
When violence erupts between family members, spouses or anyone sharing a residence, domestic violence charges may be filed. Depending on the nature of the allegations, domestic violence can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony assault level offense in Minnesota.
After individuals have had a chance to cool down, alleged victims often no longer want to pursue the criminal charges. Unfortunately, once filed, the government will often push the charges through.
During the pendency of the proceedings, you may be separated from your spouse and unable to visit your children. If found guilty, you will face harsh penalties, including steep fines and a possible jail sentence. In addition, you face embarrassment and public scrutiny, and may even lose your job. If convicted of a felony-level offense, you will be stripped of your right to vote or own a firearm.
At the Thole Law Firm, attorney Thole takes proactive, out-of-court steps that lay the groundwork for your defense. Many times, he recommends clients enroll in anger management counseling as a pretrial strategy. By showing the prosecution that clients are taking voluntary measures to overcome their stress and anger issues, he is often able to get charges lowered or dropped and negotiate alternative forms of restitution that keep clients out of jail.
Attorney Thole thoroughly investigates the circumstances surrounding the alleged violence to identify mitigating circumstances – such as self defense – and build clients’ defenses. He also examines the circumstances surrounding the arrest to ensure constitutional rights weren’t violated. If any incidents of police misconduct are present, the police lacked probable cause or inadequate Miranda warnings were issued, he will fight to have your charges dropped.
Contact The Thole Law Firm To Protect Your Rights
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney protecting your rights. Contact the Thole Law Firm‘s Stillwater domestic violence lawyer at 651-300-7389.