NG Results: Gansner gets Dane domestic abuse charges declined
By Nick Gansner of Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., posted in Domestic Abuse on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Domestic abuse: Last week in Dane County, attorney Gansner successfully advocated on behalf of a client who had been arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse, convincing the District Attorney’s Office not to bring criminal charges against the client.
When an individual is arrested by police, it is because the police believe they have probable cause to believe that the individual has committed a specific crimes or crimes. Following the arrest, the police write reports that are then forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office. There, a prosecutor reviews the police reports and decides whether to charge the individual criminally.
In this instance, attorney Gansner was able to communicate with the District Attorney’s Office after the domestic abuse arrest, but before prosecutors had made a charging decision. Advocating on behalf of his client, he was able to convince the prosecutors not to issue any criminal charges.