Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped?
Being charged with the crime of domestic violence can be a very difficult situation. You may be experiencing fear and anxiety as well as embarrassment if you are facing these charges. It is important for you to understand that once you have been arrested, it is up to the district attorney whether or not to drop the charges against you. This means that even if the alleged victim wants to drop the charges, it is out of his or her hands and you could still be convicted of this crime. It is a very rare occurrence for a prosecutor to drop the charges, and if the alleged victim makes several statements, the prosecutor can use this to attack the defense of your case.
Prosecutors believe that alleged victims will try and retract statements in order to have charges dropped. In addition, any attempt on your part to have the alleged victim retract statements can make matters much worse for you in court. It is important that you have skilled legal assistance on your side in order to combat the accusations made by the prosecution. Your future is important and should be aggressively defended by a legal representative who has experience and success in this area of law.
Domestic violence cases are serious matters with consequences that often can greatly change the lives of those involved. Individuals can lose the privilege to keep in touch with their loved ones or end up in jail. If you have been charged with this crime, then it is urgent that you seek legal assistance to begin building a defense of your case. With many variables depending on your specific circumstances, our firm can help advise you as to how to effectively navigate your way through this case and fight for the best possible outcome. We have the experience you need and we stand by our clients to the end.