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Accused Of Domestic Violence?
Being accused of criminal domestic violence can be one of the most terrifying experiences in your life. Few other crimes are more reviled in society and punished more harshly.
The consequences of being convicted of a crime of domestic violence are severe, and can include one or more of the following:
- Jail time
- Massive fines
- Treatment programs
- Frequent court visits
- Loss of constitutional rights
Domestic violence crimes are also frequently overcharged by the district attorney’s office, making it absolutely critical to have a strong and vigorous defense prepared.
In the heat of the moment, an alleged victim will often be persuaded to give a statement to the police. Unfortunately many of these statements consist of being given a number of leading questions to ensure that person accused of domestic violence will be charged with a crime.
Sometimes, the statement the alleged victim provides is completely false-given in the heat of anger and prodded by police questioning. In other instances, claims of abuse are exaggerated. Finally, injuries that the alleged victim claims are from abuse are actually the result of the “suspect” defending him or herself.
Domestic Violence Defense
In the vast majority of domestic violence cases, a couple has a fight and the police are called as a preventative measure, and as a way of de-escalating the situation. During that police visit, the officers on scene will try to determine which person is the “victim”. This is often based on gender or the presence of any injuries.
The good news, however, is that domestic violence allegations are oftentimes very defensible. If you have been accused of criminal domestic violence, call us immediately. We will discuss your case and evaluate all possible defenses. The initial meeting is free of charge.
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