Determined Advocacy for People Accused of Domestic Violence
If you have been arrested for domestic assault in the Lansing area or elsewhere in Mid-Michigan, it may seem you have already been judged and punished without the chance to present your side. In almost all cases, when police are called about a domestic dispute involving an allegation of violence or threats, someone goes to jail — and the consequences of a conviction can be extremely serious and financially crippling.
If you stand accused of spousal abuse or any type of domestic violence, we encourage you to call 517-349-5011 or toll free at 800-385-0092 today for a consultation with attorney George Zulakis — a proven, caring advocate who will work to understand your unique situation and protect your rights and future.
Focused, Creative Representation to Defend Your Future
Make no mistake: the negative impact of a domestic assault conviction can be far-reaching, affecting your employment status and your future prospects. Protective or "restraining" orders may prevent access to your home and family. Depending on the circumstances and your history, you may be facing jail or prison time.
Applying over 30 years of active criminal defense experience, Mr. Zulakis is prepared to deal with complex factors in your case. In helping you understand legal options and make the most productive decisions possible, we will address:
- Whether false or exaggerated allegations led to your domestic assault arrest, and the true role the alleged victim played in any altercation
- Whether your accuser is motivated by revenge or attempting to gain advantage in a divorce and/or child custody dispute
- Any need for psychological treatment, anger management counseling, or other help with underlying stress and issues in your life
Pursuing All Angles to Build the Best Possible Case for You
Our approach to your domestic violence or child neglect/abuse case will be proactive and result-oriented. Mr. Zulakis' familiarity with area courts and prosecutors can be a tremendous asset in negotiations on your behalf, and we believe in establishing early, productive dialog to lay the groundwork for a favorable outcome — striving to show the prosecution and the court that you are taking positive steps and are unlikely to offend in the future.
To work with a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer who will pursue all angles to help you avoid conviction and the harshest consequences, please contact our office in Okemos, Michigan.