Domestic violence cases are more complicated than he-said, she-said accusations.  We believe that many situations are best served, not by a resolution in criminal court, but by addressing the root issues of the interpersonal conflict through constructive methods such as counseling and mediation.  We seek to find constructive and healthy solutions that are designed to strengthen relationships, not alienate the parties.  Domestic violence convictions carry a host of negative consequences that can include job loss, inability to obtain certain types of employment, restrictions on coaching youth sports, loss of professional licensure, loss of the right to possess firearms (even for hunting or protection) and possible deportation for non-citizens.  Aside from helping the parties move forward in a healthy way, we seek resolutions that do not involve domestic violence convictions for our clients.