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The personal nature of domestic violence charges

On Behalf of | Sep 22, 2017 | Domestic Violence

We recently discussed some of the ways that domestic violence accusations can impact child custody. This is one of the most traumatic things that you might have to deal with in your life because it has to do with your own children. Everyone involved in these cases needs to think about how every decision will impact the children.

There isn’t ever an easy way to deal with domestic violence charges because they pit you against someone who you are close to. This is another thing that can make these charges difficult to deal with. Not only do you have to think about the penalties, you also have to think about how your relationships will be impacted by the charge.

Some people fall into the belief that if they make up with the victim, that person can drop the charges. This might work on television, but it doesn’t work in real life. The reality of the situation is that once domestic violence charges are levied against you, only the prosecution can drop those charges.

We understand that you probably want to review every option that you have for a defense. This is understandable, but if you want to have time to do this, we need to start reviewing the case immediately. This gives us time to determine what options you have so that we can go over them with you.

These charges sometimes come after a misunderstanding or an incident where things went beyond what you intended. Whether this is what happened in your case or not, you should make sure that you know how these charges might impact your life.