By Carlos Gamino
Family law can be complex, particularly when the parties involved in some type of dispute use the legal system as a form of revenge or punishment. In some cases, one spouse falsely accuses the other of committing a crime; the innocent spouse is then taken to jail and must dig his or her way out of complicated legal issues.
So what do you do if your spouse has you thrown in jail?
For the most part, it’s a good idea to contact a Wisconsin family law attorney any time you are facing criminal charges that stem from a spousal dispute. Even if you do not intend to get a divorce, you probably need legal assistance.
What Can a Family Law Attorney Do for You?
A Milwaukee family lawyer can help preserve your rights while you are being questioned by police, while you are incarcerated, and while you are in the courtroom.
Because family law can be complicated, particularly when it comes to domestic abuse, accusations of rape and other spousal disputes, it’s important that you have someone on your side who understands Wisconsin laws and will ensure that your side of the story comes out.
If you do intend to pursue a divorce, your lawyer will be able to document the incident. In some cases, the documentation that arises from frivolous police calls and false accusations can be helpful if you’re trying to obtain custody of your children.
It may be a crime to make false allegations that involve the police. Your spouse could even get into legal trouble for using the criminal justice system to get back at you.
You deserve legal representation from an attorney who understands your situation and cares about the outcome of your case. If you need help, call us at 414-383-6700 or contact us online. We have helped many people in situations similar to yours, and we won’t hesitate to protect your rights as well.