Understanding Domestic Violence Cases

in Criminal Law Last updated Mar 26, 2018

Due to bad publicity, many people often think that winning a domestic violence defense is an impossible thing to do. That’s not entirely true. Most domestic violence cases don’t ever get reported, but there are also many domestic violence cases that are settled without ever going to court. Many domestic violence cases are based on false claims. When being falsely accused of domestic violence, there are important details that the defense team must have prepared in the situation that the case does go to trial.

Understand Every Angle of the Case 

Like all other cases, a domestic violence claim needs to be supported by evidence and witnesses. Without evidence and witnesses, the defense attorneys don’t have a solid case. Unfortunately, most people believe that only men are capable of domestic violence, but that’s not true at all. Domestic violence can be committed by both men and women, and it’s not only limited to spousal arguments. These cases can also include family members and close friends. Oftentimes the children in the home are affected the most by a domestic violence case.

A Solid Defense 

A good defense is something that puts the entire situation into perspective. Your defense team must prepare solid witnesses and evidence that will reveal your innocence. In many domestic violence cases, the plaintiff will claim to be emotionally injured. Violence can appear in both physical and psychological forms. Emotional injury is a subjective value and the prosecution would need even more convincing evidence to support their claim.  As the defendant, sticking to the game plan that was created by your defense attorney could become the difference between winning and losing your case.


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