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Charged With Domestic Violence Or Abuse? Get Defense Now.

Arguments and fights between domestic partners or other close family members can turn ugly and result in legal difficulties with serious repercussions. You have no time to waste if you have been charged or arrested on suspicion of domestic violence or abuse.

You may be taken to jail. You may then be named in a restraining order and lose access to your home or children. Worst of all, you may end up with a criminal record that can haunt you for years to come.

At Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., we apply a sense of urgency to our representation of people charged with domestic violence. We understand that case resolutions can be complex but that timely action is essential.

We work to keep our clients out of jail while preparing to defend them before prosecutors, judges and juries.

Keep These Defenses In Mind After A Domestic Violence Arrest

If your wife, girlfriend, husband, boyfriend or next-of-kin in your household called the police during an altercation, they may later recant and urge the law enforcement officers to drop the case. But police officers rarely leave the scene of a domestic violence call without arresting someone.

Once the government has gotten involved in your domestic disputes, you will need legal counsel to overcome the obstacles that may result from the arrest. It will do no good for your domestic partner to say they have changed their mind after calling for help.

However, a close examination of your love or family relationship(s) may reveal a pattern of out-of-control anger leading to domestically abusive behaviors. Taking part in anger management training may become a tool in your toolkit as you seek a way around your criminal charges. On the other hand, you may have been falsely accused as a domestic abuser with no evidence to back up the accusation. A case dismissal, reduction in charges or acquittal at trial may bring the justice you need. A skilled defense lawyer on your side is essential.

No matter what the facts are in your criminal case, at our firm, we will work hard to discover a path to resolution. We will do what we can to put you on a fast track back to a normal pace of life and a way for you to avoid a criminal record.

Get A Domestic Abuse Attorney On Your Side Now

We are eager to hear your story and work with you to develop a defense strategy for your future’s sake.

To schedule a free consultation, call 319-359-6492 or send an email inquiry.

Notable Cases

Cedar County AGCR024516 — PLEA OFFER ACCEPTED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle While License is Barred as a Habitual Offender §321.560/ §321.561/ §321.555 /§321.556 (An Aggravated Misdemeanor), as well as Failure to Use Child Restraint Devise §321.446 (A Scheduled Violation). Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald was able to secure a plea offer satisfactory to both client and state.

Notable Cases

Muscatine County AGCR057733 — PLEA ACCEPTED, CHARGE REDUCED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of Domestic Abuse Assault §708.2A(2)(b) (A Serious Misdemeanor). An initial plea offer stated the client would have to plead guilty as charged, attorney Shawn Fitzgerald worked for a better offer for his client. The client was able to plead guilty to an amended lesser charge of Disorderly Conduct §723.4(2) (A Simple Misdemeanor).