DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES
You need a good attorney for domestic violence charges. Domestic Violence is any threat of physical force or actual physical violence between spouses, domestic partners or significant others in a manner which can either endanger or injure that person. Examples include punching, grabbing, choking, throwing objects and assault with a weapon. It could sometimes include sexual or unwanted touching by one partner to the other.
Although domestic violence refers to a pattern of behavior over time, any single domestic violence charge should be taken seriously. The definition of domestic violence can be vague, and the threshold for making a domestic violence complaint is low. There are often no witnesses other than the accuser and the defendant.
Domestic Violence charges can lead to much more serious charges such as Assault, Rape, and other sexual charges. A pattern of undefended Domestic Violence charges can lead to convictions and other personal consequences such as loss of child custody and employment. As with other violent crimes, conviction on these charges usually involves prison time.
If you are accused of domestic violence, email us immediately!
You need to be informed of the way these cases are prosecuted so that you don’t incriminate yourself. Most often, these types of cases are difficult for the accused to fully understand. Even if the alleged victim does not want to press charges, the prosecution can still proceed, and you can be convicted against the wishes of the alleged victim, even if the alleged victim wishes NOT TO TESTIFY!
Do not make a statement to any law enforcement officer before you have spoken to a lawyer who can protect you and your rights. An attorney can also discuss with you the advisability of continuing to associate with your domestic partner, spouse or girlfriend. In some cases, continuing this situation creates a serious risk.
Mounting a successful defense requires a defense team, not just a single attorney. Prosecutors generally do not pursue cases that they don’t feel they can prove in trial. This is why it is critical to dig even deeper into your case than the prosecution with the goal to expose the reasonable doubt that will prevent a conviction.