Maciolek Law Group: Your Best Defense for Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges are some of the most contested criminal charges. If someone calls the police to report a domestic dispute someone is likely going to jail because of Wisconsin’s mandatory arrest law.

Mandatory Arrest

Wisconsin has a mandatory arrest law for domestic violence cases. These mandatory arrest laws require police officers responding to the scene of a domestic violence to determine who the “predominant aggressor” was. Whoever the police determine to be the predominant aggressor goes to jail. The arrest is just the beginning.

For example, if you argue with your wife or girlfriend and she calls the police, the responding officer is required to arrest you if he believes that a domestic violence crime has occurred in your home. After the arrest, the case will be referred to the district attorney’s office. At that point, the alleged victim has lost any chance of “dropping” the charges. It is no longer in her power to do so.

How to Tell Your Side of Story

The attorneys at Maciolek law group are highly trained to help our clients avoid convictions through jury trials, getting charges reduced or dismissed, and avoiding collateral consequences. We heavily litigate domestic violence allegations and will advise you whether resolving your case through pre-trial litigation better protects your rights than going to trial.

If you were arrested for domestic violence case in Wisconsin, you absolutely need a criminal defense attorney. A domestic violence lawyer can help you avoid a domestic violence conviction on your record which can have long-term effects on your personal, professional and social live.

Maciolek Law Group has successfully defended clients charged with the following domestic violence allegations of:

  • Strangulation
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Battery, Substantial Battery, and Aggravated Battery
  • Stalking
  • Violation of Domestic Abuse Restraining Order
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Bail Jumping
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Criminal Damage to Property