A domestic violence conviction can cost you everything: your future, your freedom, your reputation, and your good name. A DV accusation might feel like the end of the world, but you have options for protecting yourself.
You are innocent until proven guilty, and there are many potential defenses for domestic violence cases in Boca Raton. To get the absolute best results, you need the best domestic violence attorney to handle your case. You need experts who have seen cases like yours before and can put you in the best position to succeed.
One of the most common defenses for domestic violence is self-defense. In Florida, we have what is called the “Stand Your Ground” law, which allows you to meet force with force. You do not have a duty to retreat prior to using force, but the force must be reasonable. If somebody is using non-deadly force against you, then you are allowed to use non-deadly force in self-defense.
The defense of others is viewed the same way as self-defense. It is applicable under Florida “Stand Your Ground” law, but instead of defending yourself using reasonable force, you are defending somebody else.
An expert Boca Raton lawyer can help you understand whether self-defense or the defense of others are viable options in your domestic violence case.
Having the right evidence can make all the difference in the strength of your domestic violence defense. Pictures, recordings of the 911 call, and other evidence from the scene can reveal powerful new aspects of a case to significantly bolster your defense.
A knowledgeable Boca Raton domestic violence attorney will also look for the accuser’s motive when building a defense. Motive is huge, whether it is a custody issue, divorce, or something else. A lawyer can investigate the criminal history of the alleged victim to find out if they had violent encounters in the past. They can also talk to neighbors, friends and other potential witnesses to see if the accuser had a pattern of starting these fights.
An attorney will take the deposition of the alleged victim, which provides an opportunity to question the alleged victim one-on-one. This questioning can lead to all sorts of information that can impact the case, including:
A good attorney will also be able to look into the police and to see if they really did a thorough investigation, or if they just came on the scene and checked some boxes to try and make a quick decision.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need an attorney who has handled hundreds, if not thousands, of these cases and knows every little trick in the book.
These are cases that are emotionally draining. We know that this is a stressful time, which is why we are here to help. We care about your future and your freedom, and we are prepared to fight for what you deserve. To discuss your potential defenses in a domestic violence case in Boca Raton, give us a call at Rossen Law Firm. We are ready to get to work for you.
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