Know what you need to do when charged with domestic violence

Domestic violence is a difficult charge to face. This is because many of these cases stem from something that happened in the heat of the moment. You might not have meant to lay hands on your spouse, but when this does happen, you need to be prepared to take care of your defense.

We know that circumstances might have led to unavoidable events. We are here to help you learn about your options for a defense and to help you present your case. We aren’t here to judge you based on the situation.

One thing that you need to remember is that your defense needs to answer the assertions of the prosecution. Even if you and your significant other reconcile, the charges might remain. This is because it isn’t up to your significant other to decide if the charges will be dropped. Only the court or the prosecutor can do this, so don’t count on reconciliation to do away with the criminal charges.

Reconciliation brings up an interesting point — you might still have to stay away from your significant other. Many domestic violence cases come with restraining orders. This means that you can’t go near your significant other as long as the order is valid. If you violate the order, you can face criminal charges.

We understand that you might be concerned about your future right now. We are here to help you learn about how you can respond to the charges. We will help you to learn about the defense options that you have so that you can get your case handled.