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Waltham Domestic Assault and Battery Lawyer

What happens if you are charged with a domestic assault and battery out of the Waltham District Court?

Attorney DelSignore has helped countless people over the years charged with domestic assault and battery. It is a charge he is very familiar with and the various and legal issues that accompany the charge. He are a few of the main questions people have when charged with domestic assault and battery:

What happens if my wife, girlfriend, spouse or family member just wants the charges dismissed, is this really no big deal?

Unfortunately, while it is good that the victim is on your side, it does not mean the case will quickly get dismissed. The Middlesex District Attorney could try to prosecute the case without the cooperation of the victim. This can happen if you admitted to the crime or if there is a 911 call from the victim.

How long does the process take?

I can typically resolve a domestic case in three or four months depending on whether the victim is on board with the case or wants it dismissed. Generally, if I know that the victim is not going to participate, and there is no independent way for the domestic charge to be proven, I will set the case down for trial. On the trial date, the case would typically be dismissed.

I am not a citizen: Will this impact my immigration status?

It is crucial that you understand that if you are not a citizen; you should never admit to a domestic assault and battery charge as it would result in your exclusion from the United States. A domestic assault and battery is considered a crime of moral turpitude and has the consequences of deportation. Attorney DelSignore recently represents someone who had a different lawyer that allowed his client to plea to a CWOF on a domestic charge.

At DelSignore Law, we understand the key issues in a domestic assault and battery case. These include whether any statements you made would be admissible under the Constitutional. If you made an incriminating statement when the officer spoke to you, it is possible we could get that statement excluded as being obtained in violation of your rights under Miranda.

Another major legal issue in a domestic assault and battery case is whether the initial 911 call of the victim can come into evidence. Under the Sixth Amendment you have a right to confront witnesses against you; however, there is case law from the Massachusetts courts that allows a 911 call to possibly come into evidence even if the victim does not testify. Attorney DelSignore is very familiar with Sixth Amendment arguments to keep that evidence from being considered. He wrote an article for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly which is read by all judges and lawyers all over the State.

To learn more about how to defend a domestic assault and battery charge in Waltham, Massachusetts call or text Attorney DelSignore at 781-686-5924.

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Michael was very professional and explained the process clearly and told us to be patient. After one year the charges got dismissed in the trial. Excellent knowledge of the court systems in the area of Boston. Would highly recommend him Ashwani
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A careless decision on my part left me facing charges which would have severely hampered my ability to stay employed and support myself. But attorney DelSignore's skillful analysis and challenging of the evidence against me resulted in a conviction on a lesser charge. Now I'll be able to go on with my life, having learned a lesson I'll never forget. Thank you, Michael. Scott
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Mike stuck with my case for 3.5 years and always kept me informed regarding the status. Ultimately, because of his due diligence, we ended up with an OUI not guilty verdict. This case could have gone many ways but his thorough review of the case and exceptional preparedness for trial ultimately drove a positive outcome. Thank you Mike! David
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Michael DelSignore did an amazing job with my case! Either him or his partner Julie was always available to answer any questions I had and helped walked me through the entire process. I could not have done it without them! I highly recommend choosing this law firm to deal with your legal needs, you will not be dissatisfied. Ashley
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I cannot express the gratitude towards both Michael and Julie for their amazing work and help. It was a very stressful event and they certainly put me at as much ease as possible. From start to finish it took 14 months and all the way through they were both very engaged with me. Today was worth the wait, Michael was great in court and I was rightfully found not guilty. I would recommend Michael and Julie over and over again. Claire
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