Domestic violence is a term that is often misunderstood and generally only used to describe violence against women. In actuality, domestic violence is any type of physical and emotional violence between a person that you share an intimate relationship with. So this could be a girlfriend, a husband, children or any other family member. Domestic violence includes physical assault, verbal threats, stalking and emotional abuse.
These type of cases are usually highly unpredictable can easily sway in the favor of the alleged abuser or in the favor of the alleged victim. We have seen lots of domestic violence cases get treated as minor misdemeanors resulting in anger management classes, probation or community service. A domestic violence dispute can also easily turn into a felony charge requiring mandatory imprisonment.
Domestic violence cases are taken very seriously in Massachusetts. State law mandates that the investigating officer arrest anyone accused of domestic abuse. Once the victim makes an official complaint and gives a statement to police-alleged abuser will face prosecution regardless of whether or not the victim recants their statement. In Massachusetts, it is the sole discretion of the prosecuting attorney to decide if charges will be pressed.
This is where we come in. We know that a domestic violence claim is devastating and it can ruin your reputation. The attorneys at Briones Law Group have experience handling these cases. While each case is different there are a a number of ways we can effectively fight your charge.
We will make sure that law enforcement followed proper protocol at the time of your arrest. We can also work to show that such claims were unwarranted by determining whether there is sufficient evidence and analyzing witness testimony. Often, domestic abuse claims are made in the heat of the moment when a spouse is angry or over a huge misunderstanding.
If you feel that you are guilty of the crime we can help get you the proper treatment to show the court that you are indeed taking steps towards improving yourself which will definitely help your case.
Each domestic violence case is different. Contact us immediately so that we can evaluate the details of your case and develop a solution that works for you.