Domestic battery cases have become more prevalent in recent years, as neighbors, family members, and other individuals become more involved in domestic disputes. For example, it is very common for law enforcement to be called because a neighbor misunderstood an argument, thus effectively escalating the situation. These moments can easily get out of hand.
If you are facing charges for domestic battery or violence, it is essential that you hire a Gillette criminal defense attorney from Steven Titus & Associates, P.C. right away. We defend all types of domestic battery cases, including those involving spouses, romantic partners, roommates, and family members.
Being convicted of any violent crime can carry heavy consequences, depending on the details of the alleged incident. In addition to the criminal consequences you could face, if you are an immigrant, college student, or licensed professional, you could face additional penalties, such as your right to own a gun, if convicted. Our Gillette criminal defense attorney is committed to defending your rights and future aggressively.
Our legal team understands the severity of a domestic battery charge and is prepared to offer you top-quality defense. When you hire our firm, you can rest assured that we are available to you 24/7. We know that arrests can happen at any time and criminal cases can move quickly, which is why we do not limit our availability. You can count on our team to be here for you every step of the way, as we move towards positive results.
To learn more about how we can help, call us at (307) 257-7800 for a free consultation.
Upon an arrest, a police officer will read your Miranda warning (commonly known as Miranda rights). Your Miranda rights include the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination and your right to legal counsel. If you have been arrested or investigated without being offered your Miranda rights, your statements may be deemed inadmissible in a court or criminal trial.
Though specific events can differ on a case-by-case basis, there are certain things that you can expect immediately following an arrest. If you are arrested, an officer may handcuff you and take you to Central Booking where you will go through initial processing. After, you will be processed for arraignment (essentially your first appearance before a judge).
The arraignment hearing is where you will be read your official charges, if a plea offer has been made by the District Attorney or judge, and in some instances, a bail amount will be made. You will have the opportunity to plead “guilty” or “not guilty” at this time. If you prefer, you can accept a plea deal made by the prosecution.
Even if you think that the case against you is too incriminating, do not make the mistake of thinking that you do not have options available to you. Working with a criminal defense attorney who has trial experience and criminal law knowledge can only improve your chances of securing a reduction in charges, or in some cases, acquittal or complete dismissal.
Results can never be guaranteed, but we can promise the following: