In our previous blog post, we discussed the fact that the victim in a domestic violence can’t simply drop the criminal charges. This is something that people think can happen because it happens on some television shows and movies. The fact is that only the prosecutor or judge can drop the charges.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, you should take steps to work on a defense strategy right away. Waiting too long could be devastating because you would miss crucial time and end up with a rushed defense that might not take the full case against you into account.
These cases are usually very personal. Someone you love who is an important part of your life is involved. You may have a restraining order against you, which means that you might not be able to spend time with your loved ones. If the person who is the alleged victim is your spouse, you might not be able to return home because of the restraining order.
On top of the changes these charges can make to your personal life, they can also affect your social life because of the stigma of these charges and your professional life because of the nature of the charges. Domestic violence charges are considered violent charges, so some employers might not allow you to work until the case is resolved. If the case results in a conviction, you might not be able to return to work.
These are all good reasons to get started on a defense strategy right away. We can help you learn how you can defend yourself against the charges so that you might be able to put this behind you and move on with your life.