Accused of Inflicting Physical Harm on Your Spouse in Southern California? Remember: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
It’s never a pleasant time reaching into your mailbox, only to find an envelope containing a court date. Then, you discover that your ex is trying to wrongly accuse you of domestic violence. How did this come to be? What sort of proof do they have? Will the judge believe a word that comes out of your mouth, or are they going to side with your ex? Why are you being accused anyways?
Before you think all hope is lost, it isn’t. The first thing to do is take a few deep breaths, set aside any harsh feelings about your ex, and then get down to business. It’s time to get a lawyer and prepare to provide evidence regarding your innocence. In the courtroom, your side of the story matters just as much as your ex’s false allegations.
How Domestic Violence is Proven in Court
You should know that just because someone is accused of engaging in domestic violence does not mean they’re going to be deemed guilty right away – because, legally, they can’t. Everyone has the right to a fair trial.
In order to build a solid case around domestic abuse, there must be plenty of logical evidence provided. This can involve medical bills, pictures of injuries, audio or video recordings of the abuse, screenshots of abusive or threatening text messages, a diary or screenshots of social media posts that document when the abuse occurred, images of the household after it was destroyed by the spouse after a violent episode, etcetera. Without solid evidence such as the previous, it will be very hard to accuse a person of domestic violence.
But not only is it important for evidence of the violence to be presented in court; it’s also important that that accused is able to provide proof that the “victim” is being untruthful. This should be done in a systematic and logical manner that doesn’t involve badmouthing the so-called victim.
Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles CA
The best way for someone being accused of engaging in domestic violence to prove their side of the story and debunk the “evidence” and false allegations coming from the other party? Hiring a criminal defense attorney specializing in domestic abuse. With an attorney to help you in court, you can feel more secure knowing that the proof of your innocence and the proof against the false evidence of your ex will be best showcased to the judge.
Contact a Los Angeles attorney now at 310-342-8254. Attorney Lisa Mattern is looking forward to hearing from you!