3 Common Defenses for Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge. It occurs when a person willfully subjects their partner or spouse to physical or mental harm. This can include hitting, kicking, throwing objects, stabbing, shooting, verbal insults, sexual violence, etc. Depending on the severity and nature of the physical harm, domestic violence can either be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of California.
Being accused of a crime does not mean that you are guilty or automatically will face penalties. The burden of proof rests on the prosecution, and a San Jose criminal lawyer at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., will fight to give you the strongest defense possible. If you have been charged with domestic violence, do not hesitate to call us today at (408) 296-4100.
When facing a domestic violence charge, you may want to talk to your attorney about employing one of the following three most common defenses against domestic violence charges:
- I am being falsely accused.
- The injury is the result of an accident.
- I inflicted the injury, but it was in self-defense.
Even if you did cause physical harm to the plaintiff, the conditions may not have been such that it can be considered domestic violence, and your lawyer may be able to use that to get your charges dropped.
With a charge as serious as domestic violence, it is in your best interest to consult a dedicated San Jose criminal attorney. Our legal team at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., will be prepared to defend you from start to finish. Call us today at (408) 296-4100 today for a free consultation of your case.