DANCO or No-Contact Order Drives Families Apart

Often times when individuals get charged with domestic assault, a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order (DANCO) against the alleged victim is put in place. Regardless of whether the parties protest, judges will still impose the DANCO. For example, this occurs when boyfriends and girlfriends get into and argument and one of the parties gets charged with domestic assault.  Even if the parties have children together, many judges will still impose the DANCO. Other common types of relationship may involve parents against their children and a wives against their husbands, and vice versa.

It is possible to file a motion to lift the no contact order or DANCO. You will need a Minnesota defense attorney to do this for you. There is important information that needs to be in the motion. Because many judges in Minnesota have different requirements for whether they will consider lifting the no contact order, it is important to hire a Minnesota Defense Attorney. Some judges require statements from the victim and victim impact advocate. Other judges demand that the victims actually show up in court. This becomes problematic because the Defendant cannot have contact with the victim as per the order. A Minnesota defense attorney will need to make sure the defendant stays away from the victim during court proceedings. If charged with violating a no contact order, you will be charged with a gross misdemeanor, which may constitute jail time. If you have children together, it is even more crucial to get the order lifted as direct and indirect contact with the victim is prohibited.

If you have been charged with domestic assault and are trying to get a DANCO lifted, contact Keller Law Offices. Max Keller is a Minnesota Defense attorney and offers a free consultation. Call 952-913-1421 today. Max Keller just recently won a domestic assault jury trial in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The attorneys at Keller Law Offices are well qualified to help you with your domestic assault case. Max Keller also knows what how to get a DANCO to be lifted. Call today for help to get your family back together.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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