Football season is a serious commitment for Wisconsinites. Most of us never miss a Packers game or a chance to engage in spirited debates with others around the country who may have loyalties to different teams.
An individual accused or convicted of a domestic violence offense can face significant challenges, ranging from scrutiny by friends and family to possible jail time and fines. Anyone facing domestic violence charges should be aware of the possible defenses, in order to create a meaningful strategic plan that may reduce possible penalties the defendant may endure. Recently, a Major League Baseball player was arrested for domestic abuse.
Our readers in Waukesha may recall a previous post discussing the unfortunate situation of criminal charges resulting from domestic disputes. Although emotions can run high in the home, it is important to remember that just because a person is accused of a crime does not necessarily mean that person is guilty, even when the charges stem from the claims of a family member or friend. The prosecution is nonetheless obliged to hold up its end of the legal bargain by bearing the burden of proof.