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June 24, 2015

Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

Filed under: Domestic Violence — Tags: , , — admin @ 10:36 am

shutterstock_121503343In the U.S. alone, approximately 700,000 people are wrongfully arrested for domestic violence every year. False accusations do not make for a pleasant experience, particularly when that crime is an extreme offense. The charge of being the aggressor in a domestic violence crime is horrifying. Prosecution is extremely tough and a misdemeanor assault charge can carry half a year in jail time, a $2,500 dollar fine (plus an 80 percent surcharge), and up to three years probation.

Depending on the severity of the charge, you could face years in prison. Your record will also be forever tarnished with a domestic violence assault charge, which will make it incredibly difficult to find a job in the future. In the face of such a serious criminal charge, what can you do to both prepare and protect yourself from a domestic violence conviction? The Blumenreich Law Firm has laid out three feasible options for you to consider when charged with a domestic violence crime.

Option 1: Seek a lawyer. This is by far your best option of the three. Most people are not practiced in the art of law and do not understand the intricacies of winning such a complex, time-consuming case. It is highly advised by professionals all across the board that you seek legal help when trying to deal with a stressful situation such as this, as your chances of winning will greatly improve.

Option 2: Present a defense that disproves the prosecutor’s case. The most common defense is that the alleged victim instigated the violence and that the violence was just self-defense. As a defendant, you are technically allowed to use this line of defense. However, most judges will likely side with the first responders’ (i.e. police officers) interpretations of the transpired events.

Option 3: Go after the prosecutor’s case. It’s basic common sense to assume that a lack of evidence is better than defending the evidence against you. Aside from getting a lawyer, your best bet is to try to disprove as much evidence against you as possible. In short, as the amount of evidence against you decreases, the probability of you getting convicted also decreases.

At the Blumenreich Law Firm, we understand that you have an array of law firms to choose from, which is why we work around the clock to develop winning strategies that will enable you to receive the best possible outcome in your court case. The Blumenreich Law Firm services clients living in many locations in and around Phoenix. If you experience legal trouble in the Valley of the Sun, you owe it to yourself to contact us online and claim your free consultation today.