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Experienced St. Cloud Domestic Violence Lawyer Aggressively Defends Clients

Minnesota domestic violence attorney jumps in when you’re arrested

Under the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act, abuse occurs when one member of a household commits one of the following acts against another member of the household:

  • Infliction of bodily injury
  • Assault
  • Infliction of fear  of imminent bodily injury or assault
  • Terroristic threats
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Interference with an emergency call

If you are charged with a domestic violence offense, you should consult an experienced domestic violence attorney, such as Michael J. Michalski, to make sure you get a strong defense. At the Michalski Law Office, we are ready to defend your case, no matter how complex.

What happens if I am arrested for domestic violence?

If the police arrest you for domestic abuse or violation of a restraining order (also known as an order of protection), you could spend 36 hours in jail before you even get a bail hearing. You need a criminal law attorney in St. Cloud, MN, such as Michael J. Michalski, to fight for your speedy release.

At your initial hearing, the judge will determine if you pose a threat and may decide on one or more of the following preconditions to your release:

  • A prohibition on  threatening or committing additional acts of domestic abuse or harassment
  • A prohibition on  harassing, annoying, contacting or communicating with the alleged victim
  • An order to stay away from  the alleged victim’s home and workplace
  • A prohibition on  possessing weapons
  • A prohibition on  possessing or consuming drugs or alcohol

If you are arrested on a domestic violence charge, call an experienced St. Cloud domestic violence attorney, such as Michael J. Michalski, as soon as possible. He will fight for your rights.

Penalties for domestic violence are severe

Domestic abuse crimes may be misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors or felonies and may carry maximum penalties of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both. The sentence depends largely on the severity of the crime and whether the defendant has a history of domestic violence or other crimes. At the Michalski Law Office, we work hard to minimize the effects of prior convictions.

Contact any of our four Minnesota offices for a free initial consultation

If you are charged with a domestic violence crime, you need an experienced attorney from the Michalski Law Office to defend you. With offices in St. Cloud, Minneapolis, Edina and Zimmerman as well as flexible evening and weekend appointments, we are committed to accommodating our clients. Call the Michalski Law Office at 320-200-1108 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We are committed to your case, no matter how complex.