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Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth Minnesota Domestic Abuse | Domestic Assault Criminal Defense Attorney

Stephen R Zuber, S.C.Attorney At Law has over 30 years experience in tackling difficult Domestic Abuse criminal defense cases in Superior, Wisconsin as well as Duluth, Minnesota, and their surrounding areas. As a former special prosecutor and criminal trial specialist (National Board of Trial Advocacy), Attorney Zuber has extensive knowledge of understanding the criminal justice system, with respect to both sides of your case. When people are accused of the crime of Domestic Abuse, they face the terrible prospect of going to jail, losing their firearm rights, expensive court ordered comprehensive psychological testing or of it affecting future possibilities. Mr. Zuber will aggressively represent you and help you protect your rights.

Domestic violence cases are charged more frequently than almost every other offense in the criminal justice system. Under Wisconsin law, there is a mandatory arrest requirement whenever the police respond to a domestic violence call. Even if the person who called 911 recants their allegation, exhibits no signs of injury or begs the police not to arrest, the arrest will be made. A temporary no contact order will be put into place which may prevent the person from returning to their own home. If the state decides to file a criminal complaint, the no contact order will usually extend until the case is resolved. It may be further continued if the client is placed on probation. A client who is placed on probation for a crime of domestic violence will be ordered to pay the costs of supervision, as well as expenses for anger management and batterers’ intervention courses.

​The laws which have been enacted to address acts of domestic violence were intended to protect victims.

​The reality is that these same laws have victimized many innocent people. We aggressively fight to protect the right of our clients and will use every available approach to level the playing field. In many cases, the State will not consider dropping charges even if the alleged victim recants their allegation or does not appear in court. Regrettably, the prosecutors often take the position that "an alleged victim" would never fabricate a claim of abuse. Therefore, they assume that a recantation is most often the result of the defendant pressuring or intimidating the victim.

There are serious consequences to a domestic violence conviction besides the threat of incarceration. Courts routinely place defendants on extended periods of probation and order treatment classes. During the period of probation, defendants often cannot return to their own homes if the victim continues to live there. Any domestic violence conviction, will result in a lifetime ban which prohibits a client from possessing or owning a firearms

Defending these cases requires a considerable amount of legal skill together with a keen understanding of the law. Attorney Stephen R Zuber has experience, coupled with an aggressive investigation of the alleged incident, which can often result in a dismissal of the charges or other favorable disposition.

​Don’t let a Domestic Abuse charge or arrest jeopardize your present or future opportunities!

Contact Stephen R Zuber, S.C. Attorney At Law today at 715-395-3195 or 218-722-6196 for a free initial consultation, or browse our website for more information regarding divorce and family law or bankruptcy.


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