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Criminal Defense Attorney

Domestic Violence

Tempers can run high when intimate partners get into arguments or disputes. When one party reports a crime to the authorities, the accused may be charged with domestic violence. After a report has been made, the alleged victim cannot drop the charges; only the State can. Common domestic violence charges include assault and/or battery, stalking, sexual battery or rape, and false imprisonment or kidnapping.

Most domestic violence complaints are filed by husbands or wives, but they may also be filed by domestic partners who are not married, i.e., girlfriends or boyfriends. If convicted, a person may be subject to mandatory jail time, if there were injuries. A guilty verdict will remain on their permanent criminal record and may not be sealed or expunged. If the person is an illegal immigrant, a conviction for domestic violence may be treated as a deportable offense. Depending on the facts of the case, the defendant may also be sentenced to mandatory counseling.

It is also a fact that not every claim of domestic violence is truthful. Sometimes husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends get so angry at their significant others that they file false charges. These unfounded charges can adversely affect the lives of their partners. But once they have made them, they may not be rescinded. As we mentioned, the State is the final arbiter. They decide whether to pursue the case or not.

Whether you where falsely or justifiably accused of domestic violence, you will need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The Law Firm of Evan H. Baron & Associates can help. With the aid of his qualified staff, Mr. Baron will examine the facts of the case and create a solid defense strategy.

If falsely accused, he may argue that a spiteful spouse or family member reported baseless charges. But even if the allegations have merit, there may be extenuating circumstances. It may be possible to argue that child custody disputes, mental health issues, alcohol, drug, or substance abuse acted as precipitating factors in the incident.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal attorneys, please call (954) 385-9160 today!