Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: Can me and my wife share an attorney in a domestic violence case?

My wife and i had a fight about our 4 month old baby and always holding him to much and it escalated i got upset and threw my phone and it hit her leg and i threw a shirt at her she was so mad she called the law and told them out of anger i hit her and pointed a gun at her many times so i am facing a domestic violence charge after a few days back home on bail she went to the sheriff's office to recant her statement and waiver the charges because most of what was said was untrue and we do love each and want to reconcile our marriage and family with three kids i do t want to be charged as a felon and she doesnt want it for me either and she wants to fight for me on my side in court and not against me because as i said we both love each other very much and just made a wrong choice out of anger we are both agreeing to go to marriage counseling and we both are trying to find out if we can share the same attorney in court due to the fact that we are not separating and will work together

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: But no in a domestic violence case, or any other case, you can't use the same attorney. You can however use the same mediator.

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