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Minnesota Domestic Violence Lawyer Defends the Accused

Get a strong Woodbury domestic abuse 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, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence. Minnesota 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, which is why it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and caring criminal defense attorney to defend you. At Thomas W. Jakway, P.A., I have experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases, which has equipped me with the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish, I 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.

What is domestic assault?

In Minnesota, domestic violence is understood 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, stepparents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in Minnesota:

  • Actual or threatened physical harm
  • Assault
  • Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

I work hard to defend you against criminal charges. When it is in your best interest, I help you negotiate a plea deal to avoid more serious punishment.

Experienced lawyer fighting to preserve your rights

Clients charged with domestic violence face serious consequences:

  • Prison sentence
  • Permanent restraining order
  • Inability to return to your house
  • Inability to see your children
  • Difficulty finding or keeping a job
  • Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
  • Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
  • If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
  • Inability to possess firearms

At Thomas W. Jakway, P.A., I can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.

Don’t delay, contact me today

When you have been charged with domestic violence in Minnesota, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 651-401-1496 or contact me online to schedule a and confidential case evaluation. With offices conveniently located in Woodbury, Thomas W. Jakway, P.A. stands ready to represent you in your domestic violence case.


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