To understand how you can fight your domestic violence charges, there are some things that you must know: from evidence that the prosecution will look at to officially convict you, to unfair tactics you may see in the courtroom, to tips for getting your case dismissed or reduced. These are things that are important to your case and we will stand by you to help you get the results you deserve.
Evidence to be Examined
Domestic violence cases can be some of the most difficult cases in law. The prosecution will try to gather evidence to help make their case if you have been charged with this violent act against another. We can help you understand why types of evidence may be used to prepare you for your case.
Physical Evidence: If there is physical evidence against you, it will probably be used. This can include photographs of the victim’s injuries, damaged property that you caused, and more. Sometimes your defense attorney can paint an altogether different picture about this evidence, which can be helpful to you.
Witnesses: These are typically the people who saw or heard the incident: from bystanders, to alleged victims, and officers.
Police Reports: Officers that responded to the call will be worthy in these cases, as they can speak on behalf of their own observations.
Unfair Courtroom Tactics
Because these cases are such delicate matters, there are bound to be slipups that can lead to major issues. For instance, the prosecution may keep using the term “cycle of violence,” which can make the jury believe that this is not the first instance of violence. The jury may have bias against the defendant solely because he has been accused of a crime and has more “incentive to lie.” However, this is not always the case. The same can be said if the defendant has a prior criminal history: it may affect their outcome, and this is sometimes very unfair.
Helping You Have Your Charges Dismissed or Reduced
At The Law Office of Peter Blair, we are here to help you get the best outcome in your case as a defendant in domestic violence charges. If there was a misunderstanding or a significant other changed their story and it led to an unfair arrest on your behalf, you have rights. We can help you do all of the following:
- Gather evidence that proves you didn’t commit the crime
- Help you meet all of your court dates
- Help you get out of custody on your charges until your court date
- Secure witnesses to use in your case
These cases are complex and there are many aspects that we will help you meet. This is why it is a good idea to call us as soon as possible after you have received charges for domestic violence. We are on your side from start to finish, so call today!