contractors - protect yourself from legal liabilities

contractors - protect yourself from legal liabilities

4 Strong Defenses Against Domestic Violence Allegations

Lawrence Ross

Many individuals get accused of crimes that they did not commit. Some accept plea deals that can involve fines, jail time, community service, and more. It is important to remember that an arrest does not always mean that an individual will get convicted. Serious allegations such as domestic violence can negatively impact an individual for a lifetime. This is why it is ideal to obtain a domestic violence attorney to defend oneself against an allegation. Domestic violence does not necessarily mean physical altercations. Sometimes accusers do not tell the truth, and it can be hard for the accused to prove their side. The following points represent some ways an accused individual along with their lawyer can create a strong defense strategy.

Credibility

Domestic violence cases that do not have witnesses or witnesses that have changed their version of the events can be challenged with credibility. Sometimes witnesses and even the alleged victims in these cases may recant their stories. 

Evidence

Some domestic violence cases may not have enough proof for the prosecution to get a conviction. These cases involve each individual disputing what the other individual did or said. There might not be any recordings of threats or arguing, no physical marks, no witnesses, and no damaged property. This lack of evidence can work in the favor of an individual charged with domestic violence. It is the burden of the state to prove that a crime was actually committed.

Alibi

It is possible to get arrested for domestic violence because an individual has resentment against another individual. If an accused individual can prove that they were not present at the time of the alleged incident, there is no case that can be made against them. This can be in the form of showing proof that they were at work. If they were with someone else or a group of individuals, they can testify as witnesses. 

Self-defense

Sometimes the accused is the actual victim, or both parties may have both contributed to the events that occurred. The self-defense option is good for individuals who did not start or escalate the argument or fight that ensued. Individuals have the right to defend themselves if they are attacked.

A domestic violence defense lawyer is the best resource to use for a domestic violence case. They will be familiar with how your local court tends to handle domestic abuse cases. They may also be able to negotiate the charges to a lesser charge such as disorderly conduct or get a dismissal.


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