Domestic Violence Lawyers in Jefferson County
Get a seasoned Missouri criminal defense attorney on your side
Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person, or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, many people are arrested for domestic violence each year. Missouri law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you. Retaining a skilled, experienced and diligent criminal defense attorney to defend you is your vital first step.
At Grafe & Batchelor, P.C., our attorneys have the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish, we examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result possible against your domestic violence charge in Jefferson County.
What is domestic violence?
In Missouri, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence – parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Missouri:
Jefferson County lawyers fighting to preserve your rights
Clients charged with domestic violence in Missouri may face serious consequences, including:
We can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.
Don’t delay, contact us today
When you have been charged with domestic violence in Missouri, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 636.933.9151 or contact us online to schedule a confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in Jefferson County, Grafe & Batchelor, P.C. stands ready to represent you in your domestic violence case.