St. Cloud Domestic Violence Attorney
Experienced Central Minnesota Assault Defense Lawyer
Domestic assault involves an altercation between people in a domestic relationship, including husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, parent and child, and even a dispute between roommates. Charges can also stem from a violation of an Order For Protection or harassment restraining order. A conviction on a domestic violence charge carries with it serious consequences. If you are facing domestic violence charges, it is important that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.
I am Charles Schiff, and I have more than 30 years of experience as a St. Cloud domestic violence lawyer. For my entire career, I have provided those accused of assault crimes with dedicated, aggressive legal representation when they need it most. I am passionate and results-focused, helping clients maintain their freedom and their dignity.
If you have been arrested or charged with domestic violence, I can help you. For a free consultation, call me at 888-257-5163, 320-281-4349 or contact my St. Cloud law firm online.
Understanding Domestic Violence Cases
In domestic assault cases, your options may be limited. Once the alleged victim reports the crime, the case is in the hands of the authorities. If the victim has a change of heart and wants to drop the charges, it is too late. The state takes control of the case, making it very important for you to choose a lawyer with the experience necessary to defend tough cases.
I have defended clients in court my entire career. I prepare every case as though it will go to trial. Showing that you are serious about your defense is valuable in plea negotiations, and it can make the difference if the case does go to trial.
Convictions carry serious penalties, and the penalties become more severe for multiple offenses. In Minnesota, even a past assault conviction that was not a domestic assault can be used for purposes of enhancing a domestic violence charge. A conviction can result in:
- Jail time
- Heavy fines
- Loss of the right to carry a firearm, which can prevent you from hunting or prevent you from having career in a profession that requires carrying a firearm
- Suspension or loss of a professional license
- Difficulty finding employment or housing
Contact Experienced Attorney Chuck Schiff
If you have been accused of domestic violence, I am ready to guide you through the legal process and stand up for your rights. For a free consultation, call me at 888-257-5163, 320-281-4349 or contact me online.