Domestic Assault Lawyer

Domestic Assault Lawyer

            Being charged with domestic assault often carries with it consequences beyond contesting a criminal case.  For instance, if you reside in the home with the alleged victim, common conditions of release at arraignment include staying away from the residence that you shared with the alleged victim, as well as, not having contact with the alleged victim.

Staying away from the residence can obviously be problematic if you have no other place to live, and no other family or friends in the area.  Additionally, if you are unable to contact the alleged victim, and you have children with that person, how can you have contact with the children if you are unable to contact the other parent?

Furthermore, if you are unable to contact the other person and a family member or friend contacts them to discuss the case, even without your permission, the government will likely attempt to attribute the contact to the person charged, and either revoke bail or raise bail.

These are all important details in any domestic assault case that often get overlooked.  As a result, if you or someone you know is charged with domestic assault contact a domestic assault lawyer who will fight for you and who will make sure that the playing field is fair.

Domestic Assault Lawyer

Domestic Assault Lawyer

            If you are charged with domestic assault and battery it is important to know that it is the Commonwealth who is in charge of the case, not the alleged victim.  This means that even though the alleged victim may wish to dismiss the charges, the Commonwealth is not obligated to do so if there is independent evidence to prosecute.

For example, if the alleged victim makes statements to the responding officers that are determined to be excited utterances, and not testimonial as that term is defined under Federal and Massachusetts law, the statements may come in to evidence, even though the witness retracts the statements.

Additionally, if there are independent witnesses to the alleged domestic assault, and if there are medical records, and observed injuries, the government may wish to proceed. There are many factors that go into the decision to continue a prosecution.

As a result, if you or someone you know is charged with domestic assault, contact a domestic assault lawyer who will fight for you.  Don’t wait, make the call today.

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