Domestic Violence Offenses
Most, if not all, of the 72 counties in Wisconsin receive Federal grants to staff Domestic Violence units. In Milwaukee county, this includes dedicated Assistant District Attorneys who prosecute nothing but Domestic Violence charges. These grants also provide for victim/witness associates who try to maintain contact with an accuser throughout the pendency of a case. In some cases the government even rents an apartment for an accuser.
Domestic violence cases are typically charged with emotion. In some cases, a person who has a heated argument with a significant other, perhaps over infidelity, gets angry and calls the police. If the accuser embellishes what actually happened, it is very difficult to get the government to believe that a subsequent statement is actually the truth.
In these cases, it is important to have an aggressive and successful trial lawyer show up prepared to try the case and get to the truth.