Domestic violence is a serious matter. At Dahlberg Law Group, our attorneys have the experience and care to represent your case. We will work to understand your case and provide you with the best legal defense available.
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Domestic Violence in Wisconsin
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
For 72 hours after the arrest for a domestic abuse incident, the arrested person must avoid the alleged victim’s home or other places he/she may be and avoid contacting the person. That is, assuming the arrested person has been released from jail. Intentionally violating the 72-hour no-contact rule can be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or not more than 9 months imprisonment, or both. The alleged victim can sign a waiver with the police department to waive this 72-hour no-contact prohibition.
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
If someone is hurting or controlling you physically, financially, emotionally or spiritually, you should call the police or a domestic violence hotline. You may also want to consider getting a protection order to help prevent future harm from your abuser. Having a protection order in place allows you to call the police if your abuser contacts you or stalks you in violation of the order. He or she will also be arrested for those violations.
If a domestic violence restraining order has been issued against you in Wisconsin, you should avoid any activity that the order prohibits. The penalty for violating a temporary restraining order or injunction is up to 9 months in jail or a fine of up to $1,000. You can be found guilty of violating it multiple times.
Getting Legal Help
A restraining order or a domestic violence conviction can have very serious consequences. If you are arrested for domestic violence or served with a restraining order, you should contact Dahlberg Law Group as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to tell you how your case is likely to be treated. Call 262-677-8999 for a consultation today.
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