Domestic violence charges arise out of extremely difficult and emotionally driven situations. Under these circumstances, it is common for parties to exaggerate or fabricate stories regarding what happened in order to get what they want. If you have been wrongly charged with domestic violence, there may be certain defenses available to you:
1. Lack of Proof
In a domestic violence case, the evidence is often he said vs. she said. There may be very little evidence to back up what your accuser said happened. If this is the case, you need an aggressive attorney who can poke holes in the case and show there is not enough evidence to convict you beyond a reasonable doubt.
The right to defend yourself exists even in domestic disputes. If you were not the initial aggressor and you were simply defending yourself, you may be entitled to raise this defense.
3. False Allegations
Unfortunately, people do not always tell the truth. This is especially true in domestic situations where stakes are high and emotions are enflamed. If you are facing false accusations, an experienced attorney can help you prove your case by showing the motive and bias behind the lying party.
4. Wrong Person
As crazy as it may seem, sometimes the police charge the wrong person with a crime. If this is the case, you may need an attorney to help establish you are not the guilty party. This may be done by providing an alibi or other evidence proving someone else committed the crime.
The Hebert Law Group has defended many clients wrongly accused of domestic violence. We understand the special care that must be taken in these delicate situations and we passionately fight for our clients' rights. If you need assistance with a domestic issue, call us today at 727-573-2622 to schedule a free consultation.