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The Most Common & Successful Domestic Violence Defenses Explained

By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.

May 1, 2020

Domestic violence charges alone are often enough to completely reshape an individual’s life. Following a domestic violence arrest, guilty or not, it’s important to discuss your situation with a trusted Miami domestic violence defense attorney. An experienced attorney will discuss your situation with you and put together a plan of action to protect your future.

The Most Common Defenses

The stronger your story is to support your claims, the more likely you are to have your charges dropped. By working with a trusted attorney, you are ensuring that you have the best chances of having your charges dropped. A good attorney will be able to examine your police report to look for evidence that can support your claim.

Some of the most common and successful defenses against domestic violence include:

They are Lying

All too often, our clients come to us following being charged with false domestic violence allegations. In Florida domestic violence cases, the prosecutors almost always side with the victim. Because of this, many false allegations are made each year.

A trusted team can help prove that:

  • The injuries on the victim do not support their story
  • The victim was at another location at the time of the crime

I am Not Guilty

Another common defense is to claim that you are innocent. Obviously, this defense is much more successful when you are, in fact, innocent.

Your attorney will help prove your innocence by:

  • Proving that you were not at the scene of the crime
  • Providing evidence to support your story, such as:
    • Emails
    • Text messages
    • Phone recordings
    • Videos

I was Defending Myself

Self-defense is one of the most common defenses to domestic violence charges. If you claim that you were acting to defend yourself or your children, you could have your charges dropped.

Hager & Schwartz can help defend your future by:

  • Check police reports to see if the victim admitted to using violence
  • Examining the victim’s injuries to link the altercation to self-defense
  • Looking for inconsistencies in the victim’s story

Get the Help You Need Today

The success of your case depends on the evidence you have to support your claim. If you or a loved one has been arrested on charges of domestic violence, our team at Hager & Schwartz is here to help.

Call us today (305) 330-1360 to learn more about how we can protect your future and help you move forward from your past.