Criminal Defense For Domestic Battery WV
What Can TKC Law Do About Your Domestic Battery WV Case?
If you have been charged with Domestic Battery WV or are a victim of West Virginia domestic violence, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to understand your rights. At TKC Law in Morgantown W Va, we understand the many different circumstances that could lead to a domestic battery charge. We can help you evaluate your case and offer you the best options for your defense. Give us a call now at (304) 689-4960.
A domestic battery is a misdemeanor offense that can carry up to six months in jail and fines of $500. A conviction for this crime could also make it difficult for you to find a new job, housing, or secure a loan. While there may be several defenses available depending on the circumstances of your case, it’s often beneficial to have an experienced attorney guiding you through the process. We offer free case evaluations at our firm so that we can talk through your options with you without cost or obligation.
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The Following Are Some Common Defenses Used When Fighting A Domestic Violence WV Charge:
Being accused of committing an act does not automatically mean being guilty of committing that crime. If you are being charged with Domestic Violence WV stemming from an argument, your attorney can argue that, as a reasonable person, you were only acting in self-defense. Prosecutors may claim they have witnesses or other evidence against you but if their statements are conflicting with each other or the witness is unable to identify you beyond a reasonable doubt then there isn’t sufficient proof of guilt.
If your accuser was the aggressor in the incident, they could be trying to frame you for something that wasn’t really an act of domestic violence. It’s important to present evidence that contradicts their account with an explanation as to why the alleged act didn’t take place. Whenever someone is accused of committing domestic battery against their significant other, family or household member, there is often an argument that takes place before any physical contact is made. Given the nature of this relationship, prosecutors may claim you had no reason to act in self-defense and therefore committed domestic battery. If your attorney can prove that it was necessary for you to act in defense of your life or health then you could be exonerated of the crime.
If you are convicted of domestic assault it becomes part of your permanent criminal history record which means even a misdemeanor conviction can have serious consequences on your future. Prison sentences vary depending on factors such as whether it’s your first offense and whether there were any injuries involved but even with minimal jail time this charge could impact your ability to get into some colleges or find a job in the future.
If you are facing domestic battery charges there may be several defenses available to you depending on your case, but an experienced defense attorney can help identify the best course of action when building a defense strategy. We offer free consultations, if you provide your contact information, so that we can talk through your options without cost or obligation. TKC Law knows WV domestic violence laws, so contact us or visit the section on our website today to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys.