As we recently discussed, the warning signs of domestic abuse are sometimes present in criminal cases. For those who face domestic violence charges, the outcome of these cases can have a major, far-reaching impact on lives.
One thing that you need to realize is that domestic violence allegations are considered to be violent charges. This means that a conviction can have a huge effect on your job, your family and your future.
We know that you might not have realized that things were going to go as far as they did. We can help you address the claims that the prosecution is making. Together, we can determine the best response to the accusations you will face in court.
You should consider how each outcome of the case might affect you, both now and in the foreseeable future. If you have children, a domestic violence conviction might mean that you won't be able to have the parenting relationship that you want with them. The court might determine that you won't get anything more than supervised visits with your own sons and daughters.
The options that you have for your defense usually involve your goal regarding the eventual resolution of the case against you. Typically, there are two options from which defendants can choose. One is pursuing a defense that can lead to findings of "not guilty." The other is to minimize the penalties that you can face if you wind up convicted on the charges.
As neither option is mutually exclusive, our attorneys can help you explore all of the defense strategies that are possible.