A Domestic Violence Lawyer Dedicated to Protecting You
As a domestic violence lawyer practicing in Kenosha, WI, John Anthony Ward can provide you with the support you need to pursue or wage a domestic violence charge. To best assist his clients, Mr. Ward is also licensed in Illinois which allows him to facilitate interstate divorce issues. Mr. Ward understands the complexity of domestic abuse cases from emotions between the involved parties to the effects a conviction can have on a divorce and your future rights. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Mr. Ward has in-depth knowledge regarding the laws associated with domestic abuse claims that can significantly impact the outcome.
Defining Domestic Violence
Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), is defined as when one engages in intentional infliction of physical pain, injury, or illness; sexual assault; or physical acts threatening a current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, or co-parent. These abusive actions are utilized to maintain control over the other party and can cause physical harm, fear, or prevent a partner from exercising their free will.
If you believe you have been unjustly accused of domestic violence or are a victim seeking assistance, Mr. Ward can help protect you.
Types of Domestic Abuse
Domestic violence encompasses a range of abusive actions including:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Emotional abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Economic abuse
- Minimizing or denying blame
If you are a victim of domestic violence, you should seek the assistance of a trusted attorney as soon as possible or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-(800)-799-7233.
Domestic Violence Laws in Wisconsin
In the state of Wisconsin, domestic abuse charges are not dictated by their own set of specific laws but instead those that would apply to other offenses such as sexual assault. In addition to those mandated consequences, an individual convicted of a domestic crime may also be required to pay a special fee.
A Strategic Defense
Accusations of domestic violence should not be taken lightly as they can have significant consequences on your future. Often, it is assumed that the alleged victim is telling the truth while it is not uncommon for events to have been reported inaccurately. Whether this is done with a particular motive or due to misinformation in the police report, it can impact the outcome of your case.
By hiring a trusted criminal defense attorney, you can be confident that Mr. Ward will work with you to determine the facts of your case and uncover any useful information. He is passionate about helping his clients prove their innocence or reduce sentencing by strategically using this information. His goal is to minimize the damage to preserve your rights.
Protection for Victims
Mr. Ward has experience representing victims of domestic violence since it can be a factor in family law cases. As your domestic abuse attorney, Mr. Ward can help you file a protection order to prevent your abuser from being able to contact or harm you further. He understands the need to protect your family as well as the weight domestic violence convictions can have on receiving the custody agreement you want and other factors of your divorce.
If you believe you have been unjustly accused of domestic violence or are a victim seeking assistance, Mr. Ward is a leading criminal defense attorney who can help protect you. Ensure that your best interest is served by a reputable lawyer with decades of experience in family law and criminal defense practice areas. Contact us online or by phone at (262) 654-8868 to receive professional assistance with your case.
"Mr. Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor. His in-depth knowledge of the law resulted in my twelve year old felony becoming just a misdemeanor. Mr. Ward is the third attorney to work on my case, but the only one who achieved positive results."Emily Rogers