Domestic Violence

Kalamazoo Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers

Defending Against Domestic Violence Accusations in Michigan

Cases of domestic violence are extremely emotional and often turn into a he-said / she-said. An accusation of domestic violence can be devastating, and a conviction can ruin your life. Besides ruining your reputation and standing in the community, you may also face jail time. The best way to defend yourself against this crime is to seek the representation of a Kalamazoo domestic violence defense attorney.

Our Kalamazoo criminal defense lawyers will fight for you and your rights. If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence, it is crucial to understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive legal assistance and support.

Compassionate Legal Advocacy

Our team of experienced lawyers comprehends the sensitive and complex nature of domestic violence cases. We approach each case with empathy and dedication, striving to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients. With a deep understanding of the laws pertaining to domestic violence, we work diligently to protect your rights and pursue justice on your behalf.

Michigan laws define “domestic violence” as an assault or an assault and battery by a:

  • Former spouse
  • Person having a child in common with the victim
  • Person residing or having resided in the same household as the victim
  • Person with whom the victim is having or has had a dating relationship
  • Spouse

Domestic Assault

Criminal penalties (plus possible probation, counseling, community service, etc.)

  • 1st conviction (misdemeanor): up to 93 days in jail and/or $500 fine
  • 2nd conviction (misdemeanor): up to 1 year in jail and/or $1,000 fine
  • 3rd or more conviction (felony): up to 5 years in prison and/or $5,000 fine

**Victim does need not be injured


Aggravated Domestic Assault

  • Victim must receive serious or aggravated injuries (such as injuries requiring immediate medical attention)
  • Criminal penalties (plus possible probation, counseling, community service, etc.)

1st conviction (misdemeanor): up to 1 year in jail and/or $1,000 fine

2nd conviction (felony): up to 5 years in prison and/or $5,000 fine

Tailored Legal Solutions

Every domestic violence case is unique, and we recognize the need for personalized legal strategies. We take the time to listen to your concerns and understand the specifics of your situation.

Cases of domestic violence are aggressively prosecuted in Michigan courts. Those accused of domestic violence are also subject to significant bias, and many assume that they are guilty. Countless people are wrongfully accused of domestic violence every year. Wrongfully accused individuals deserve justice and to be exonerated, regardless of whether they were wrongfully accused out of malice or a misunderstanding.

Empowering You with Knowledge

We believe in empowering our clients with the knowledge and information necessary to make informed decisions. Our legal team is committed to providing you with clear and concise guidance, explaining the legal procedures, and keeping you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way.

Contact A Kalamazoo Domestic Violence Lawyer For Help

If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic violence, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the support and advocacy you deserve during this challenging time.

We are committed to fighting for justice and ensuring the safety and well-being of our clients in domestic violence cases. Together, we can take the necessary steps toward a brighter and safer future. If you’ve been charged with a crime, get help right now, before you make any decisions. Just call 269-978-6560. The initial consultation is free.


Sharp & Associates Law Firm

Sharp & Associates Law Firm