So, you were charged with domestic violence assault last night in Portland after a great night of carousing with your wife in the Old Port. You live at home with your 2 children, a dog, a cat and a BIG mortgage. Now that you’ve been charged with a serious crime, your bail conditions prohibit you from having any contact with your wife and you’re also not allowed to go home. What do you do next???
Well, the obvious move is to get in touch with a qualified criminal defense attorney. The attorney should be able to amend your bail conditions. However, with that said, judges are extremely leery about amending bail to allow contact between the husband (defendant) and wife (victim) where there is an allegation of domestic violence.
Now, there are steps to take to get you back home with your family.
Anytime you’re removed from the home for a domestic violence charge, it is a real challenge to get the fences mended and back in the home. Oftentimes, it can be a process that takes place over the course of months. Many times, both parties (defendant and victim) have to get their own attorneys involved in order to advocate for reunification. However, if you get the right attorney involved and you follow his recommendations, you stand a decent chance of getting back into the home before the case is finally resolved in court.
If you are facing criminal charges in Maine, the attorneys at The Maine Criminal Defense Group are here to help. Call our office to speak with
one of our team members, who will discuss your case with you and set up a consultation with one of our attorneys
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