Domestic violence cases are not as clear-cut as they seem. Often times, these incidents stem from an escalation of verbal confrontations to physical ones, which can land spouses and domestic partners in California in hot water. Complicating matters, the accused agressor may have been acting in self defense, but wind up facing domestic violence charges if the other party sustains an injury of any kind. There is also a common misconception that most domestic violence victims are women, however, there are many times when men are on the receiving end of violent actions by their spouse or partner.
If you have been arrested for domestic violence in California ( San Jose and Bay Area ), it is extremely important that you exercise your right to remain silent. Police officers are very skilled at attempting to gaining confessions at the scene, which will undoubtedly be incorporated into their police reports and used against you in the future.
Since the majority of these types of domestic violence cases are based on “he-said, she-said” scenarios, officers will depend heavily on the victims’ testimony, as well as any statements made by the alleged assailants, which is why the less said, the better. Since these kinds of cases are very complex, it’s important to tell police as little as possible, while still complying with the law.
Call your attorney immediately if you have been arrested for domestic violence. Unfortunately, many false allegations are made in order to gain the upper hand in turblent relationships that involve child custody, divorce, and other complex domestic matters. We know how to defend these types of cases.
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