The holidays sometimes see an uptick in domestic violence cases. If you are currently facing one of these cases, you need to take a moment to think about the goal of your case. Once you know this, you can make decisions about how to proceed. We know that these cases are often very sensitive because of their nature. We are here to try to find ways that you can work out a defense strategy that moves you toward your goal.
One reason why these cases are so difficult is that they have to do with your loved ones. Most people don't set out to attack the people they care about. In many cases, there is a disagreement that is just taken a step too far. The sorrow and regret that come afterward are often crushing. These might be magnified when you realize that you have alienated a family member and have to face criminal charges.
Some individuals think that they won't have to face the court if they get the victim to reconcile with them. This isn't the case. Once the matter is turned over to the authorities, the prosecutor and the court are the only entities that can drop the matter. It might be possible for the victim to refuse to cooperate, but this might come with penalties for that person.
We realize that this is difficult, but we can work through the possible defense strategies with you. We will help you find out how the options might impact you so that you can make a decision based on the full picture.