Through some recent highly-publicized pop culture events, Domestic Violence has rushed into the spotlight of American culture. While social awareness and prevention of actual incidents of domestic violence is good for us all, innocent individuals can fall prey to frivolous allegations and a witch-hunt. Prosecutors are cracking down on all individuals accused of domestic violence, and the mindset of “guilty until proven innocent” seems to be the norm.
Aaron Meyer knows that there are two sides to all too many of these stories. He has had success demonstrating truth to prosecutors and juries in numerous domestic violence cases. View case results. Often, police are called as a vehicle for revenge in the heat of the moment. In many other cases, the accuser may retract their story or refuse to press charges. These cases require quick action with an intelligent strategy. When it comes to allegations as loaded and personally destructive as domestic violence, you need a defense attorney that can dig past the initial layers of emotion and one-sided claims.
“During my hearing, he successfully and expertly confuted witnesses who testified against me…and after all that was said and done, justice was served and I was cleared of the false criminal accusation against me. I returned home relieved and grateful to have been represented by a passionate and dedicated attorney who’s priority is to fully and successfully represent his clients.” – R.D., former client
Domestic violence allegations can involve any number of behaviors, some of which are listed below. This list is not exhaustive, and it’s important to note that any behavior can be considered domestic violence if it is used to control, intimidate, or coerce a partner:
Domestic Violence allegations involve much more than just the criminal charge. Typically, these cases will involve a Restraining Order, Protective Order, or Military Protective Order. You ability to go to your home, see your children, or even return to work may be compromised. If you are in military, security, or law enforcement employment, the federal “Lautenberg Amendment” and local regulations may threaten your ability to carry a weapon and continue in your job if you receive a Domestic Violence conviction.
The criminal defenses for domestic violence allegations are fact-specific and case-dependent. However, some common defenses can be used in these cases:
These three areas are what the defense court commonly hears in a domestic violence case. Diving deep into any of these defense strategies is something that Newport Beach criminal defense lawyers like Aaron Meyer will do to protect your future.
If you have been charged for domestic violence, there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of a successful defense:
Following these tips can improve your chances of a successful defense if you are charged with domestic violence.
There are three types of defense attorneys:
Many defense attorneys provide overlap in representation across multiple arenas. For example, a criminal defense attorney may also provide representation in a civil suit arising from the criminal charges. However, take care to know your defense attorney’s focus and what type of representation you can expect to ensure the best background to support your case.
While Newport Beach domestic violence lawyers all operate under the same general principles, they can vary widely in their experience, focus, and approach. When choosing a defense lawyer, look for someone with the following qualities:
Meeting these criteria can be difficult but remember: your case is too important to trust to just anyone. Take the time to interview your prospective lawyer to find the one best suited for you and your case.
When it comes to the cost of a defense lawyer, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The amount an attorney charges will vary depending on their time spent with you on the case and the level at which it escalates. However, you should be prepared to pay for a good defense lawyer who will fight for your rights. Many people wrongly fall into the trap of thinking they will save money and defend themselves. In fact, representing your own defense can lead to further legal problems and fines, with a higher likelihood of a less-favorable outcome. The best way to protect yourself is to hire a quality defense lawyer.
Additionally, a quality private defense lawyer can offer more personalized attention to you and your case compared with what public defenders are able to offer. Choosing a private defense lawyer with a proven track record in domestic violence cases ensures you will have the necessary focus, experience, and expertise to handle your case appropriately, giving it the time and attention required to see it through.
In a domestic violence case, you need an experienced attorney with a knack for revealing the truth of the matter. Make sure you have an aggressive advocate who will consider how every decision and strategy will affect your life. To find out how Aaron Meyer will start attacking the details of your case, build a close relationship with you, and commence the relentless fight, call us today at 949-388-3654 or fill out the form online for a free consultation.
No one should have to go through a domestic violence charge without proper legal defense. Attorney Aaron Meyer knows the ins and outs of the California criminal justice system and will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
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