3 Common Defenses to Domestic Violence Allegations

Domestic violence charges alone can be detrimental to one’s life. It’s important to discuss your case with a trusted Columbia domestic violence defense attorney immediately after a domestic violence arrest. A skilled lawyer can work with you and put together a plan of action to protect your future.

Defenses Used in Domestic Abuse Cases

When you face domestic violence charges, your attorney will evaluate the police report of the incident, hear your claims, and then formulate their defense.

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

1. I did not do it. If you claim that you did not cause the abuse, your attorney will look for material to prove your innocence. They will establish that you were not at the crime scene, formulate a credible alibi, and evidence to support your story.

2. He/she lied. It’s very possible that your spouse made false allegations to get even or out of vengeance. In these cases, your attorney will seek to establish whether your story is inconsistent with the crime report or the injuries do not support the victim’s account.

3. I was defending myself. One of the most common defenses to domestic violence charges is self-defense. If you claim that you were acting to protect yourself or your children, you may have your charges dropped. Your attorney will check the police report, compare your story, check for injuries that suggest self-defense, check for defensive injuries, and find any inconsistencies.

Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices is Here to Help Defend Your Future

Your case's success depends on the evidence you have to support your claim and your attorney’s ability to defend you. If you or a loved one has been arrested for domestic violence charges, our team at Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices is here to help.

Contact our Columbia domestic violence defense attorneys today at (573) 279-1349 to schedule a consultation.