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Des Moines Law Firm For Domestic Violence And Other Assault Charges

Scenarios leading to assault charges run the gamut from road rage to neighborhood squabbles, bar brawls, fraternity fights and domestic violence. Allegations of assault may come about through misunderstandings, through self-defense situations and through disputes that got out of control. Trial lawyers at Stowers & Nelsen represent people accused of assault crimes in Iowa such as:

  • Battery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Misdemeanor assault
  • Felony assault

Domestic Violence Is No Longer Just Domestic Once Police Arrive

In many ways, domestic violence is equivalent to other varieties of assault. However, deep passions often trigger chains of events that alleged victims did not anticipate. Outbursts of anger during domestic disputes tend to lead to accusations, returned blows and threats to call police.

Once law enforcement agents arrive, a domestic violence or domestic abuse situation is no longer a case between two or more family members or domestic partners. It becomes a case between the state and one or both individuals involved in the family fight or lovers’ brawl. It is nearly always impossible to tell police at the door, “Never mind; I changed my mind; he or she has calmed down and we are working it out between us.” Instead, police or other law enforcement agents will likely try to arrest someone.

You need a lawyer as soon as possible to protect your full rights after an arrest alleging domestic violence. Attorneys at Stowers & Nelsen in Des Moines represent Iowans facing consequences of arrests on domestic violence and other assault charges. Call to schedule a consultation. Our trial lawyers are prepared to do battle on your behalf.

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Our trial attorneys can help. The sooner you contact us, the more options you will have for a favorable outcome after an assault-related arrest. Contact us through this website or at to schedule a consultation.

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