If you are surprised to find someone accusing you of battery in a domestic violence setting, you are not alone. Many people get blindsided by this charge, as angry roommates, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, or teenage children try to find a way to get them in trouble. Unfortunately, it is very easy for a person, with the help of a prosecutor, to make it look as if they are a victim of domestic violence.
However insignificant the actual incident may have been (if there was an incident at all), you can’t assume that you will be able to explain it on your own. You need Weiner Law Group on your side to counter the angry accusations and exaggerated claims that you are likely to face.
Definition of Battery Domestic Violence
Battery has a fairly straightforward definition, but domestic violence is harder to nail down. An incident is considered domestic if it involves people who live together or are closely related. Children and spouses are obvious possibilities, but roommates and guardians of children are also included. To convict you of battery domestic violence, the prosecutor must prove to the court that you intentionally, physically injured someone in this category.
The close relationships of domestic contexts create extreme tension when accusations of violence arise. This tension makes it much easier for charges to balloon quickly, leading to stiff penalties before you know what is going on. One of your defense lawyer’s toughest jobs is toning down the angry words, redirecting the court’s attention to the facts instead of the feelings associated with the case. Sometimes, trying to defend yourself is the worst thing you can do for yourself—it’s nearly impossible to keep your own emotion from bubbling over when you’re being lied about! Any negative attitude you display will only hurt your case.
Defending Your Rights
No matter what you are being accused of, you have the right to a fair trial. That isn’t likely to happen without a skilled defense attorney, especially in a domestic violence case. We know how to oppose false claims, support your reputation with witness testimony, and get evidence thrown out if it is was collected or is being used illegally.
Whatever your domestic life is like, you shouldn’t go to jail if you didn’t commit a crime. Unfortunately, it takes the work of an expert to keep that from happening if the state decides to charge you with battery domestic violence. Call the Weiner Law Group at 702-202-0500 to get help with your defense right away.