Providing Leading Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
- 30+ years of hands-on legal experience
- Flawless reputation for handling complex and high-profile cases
- Among Maryland’s Top Criminal Law Attorneys
- Rated a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine
- Handles all criminal defense needs; from sex crimes and fraud to drug cases and child pornography
- Named Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers
- Voted 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Domestic violence charges are extremely common, and if you’re facing this kind of accusation, you need a lawyer specializing in domestic violence criminal defense.
The team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has been defending husbands, wives, parents, domestic partners, and adult siblings for more than four decades.
Mr. Kadish and his associates have dealt with thousands of cases involving spousal abuse, assault charges, and restraining orders/violations.
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
It’s a common misconception that the victim decides whether domestic violence charges are filed or dropped. But the choice to pursue conviction is up to the prosecutors; the victim doesn’t have a say in whether a case moves forward.
That’s why it’s crucial to have a qualified, experienced attorney leading your defense.
Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC understands the complex nature of these cases, and the team has handled every variation of domestic violence criminal defense.
In one notable example, Mr. Kadish handled the high-profile case of a U.S. Senate candidate whose wife accused him of spousal rape, assault, and kidnapping. All charges were dismissed.
Mr. Kadish and team are adept at thorough research and aggressive defense regarding these types of charges. They possess thorough knowledge about other factors often involved including self-defense or mutual combat, mental illness or drugs/alcohol, and even falsified reports.
HOW WE WILL HELP
Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome. This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law. If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.
"If your freedom and future are as important to you as they are to me, Craig Kadish is the first attorney you should call when facing serious charges. With over 30 years of experience, Craig works diligently to make sure you have the best possible outcome in your case. I'm beyond grateful for having him represent me through every aspect of the justice system." — Anthony
"Word can not do justice, Craig Kadish saved my life and career. He is an excellent lawyer and he is a man of his word. He told me that he was going to win my case, and he did! I would recommend him to everyone I know and he will give you 100% of his time" — Camile Branch
"I am still early into my case, but so far Mr. Kadish has been awesome! While I've had one actual court appearance for my case, I was extremely impressed with Mr. Kadish's demeanor and poise. He presented the information to the judge in such a well thought out way that the judge and even the prosecution attorney gave him praise!" — Chris
"My working relationship with Mr. Kadish was very good. I had gotten in a bit of trouble in Ocean City last summer. Mr. Kadish and his staff were very professional in all my dealings with them. Whenever I had a question about my case, I would call, or email them. It took only about 5 minutes for a reply every time. The outcome of my case was great. I highly recommend him." — Jon
"Craig represented my son recently in a DWI case. When we first met with Craig at his office I was very impressed with his knowledge of the inner workings of the law but I didn't think we could afford such a great attorney. However, Craig worked with us on his fees and I am very happy with the outcome of our case. Thank you, Craig!" — Mike Schneider
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a lawyer if my spouse or partner is not going to testify?
Yes. A partner who tells you he/she is not going to testify could have something happen and change his/her mind at the last moment, so it’s important to be prepared. If the alleged victim is your spouse, they may invoke spousal privilege and refuse to testify against their partner only one time by law. After that, they can be forced to testify by the State.
If there are no marks on the victim/no injuries to the victim, is it still domestic violence?
Yes. Second degree assault does not require that there be injuries to the other party. These charges can result from an incident where you spit on your partner. The courts take domestic violence cases very seriously, which is why it is so important that you contact our firm to assist.
s there a distinction between an otherwise ordinary 2nd degree assault or 1st degree assault and a 1st or 2nd degree assault that is domestic?
Yes. In entering a plea or if you are found guilty of a crime that can be characterized as a domestic assault, the State’s Attorney will often ask the Judge to mark the matter as domestic-related. They take these cases very seriously.
What are the defenses to domestic violence?
The most common defenses to domestic violence include: identifying the wrong person, proving the victim made deliberately false allegations, self defense, consent, and lack of proof of one or more of the elements of the alleged crime/abuse.