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What are effective defenses against claims of domestic violence?

| Jun 6, 2019 | Domestic Violence |

Authorities in all states, including Nebraska, take claims of domestic violence very seriously. In most cases, the public supports a harsh stance against such violence. However, what if the defendant insists they are innocent of these accusations?

One of the most important cornerstones of the American justice system is having the right to an effective defense. This is so even in the face of damning allegations, including those involving domestic violence. This means that if you have been arrested for domestic violence, you have the right to protect yourself. There are effective defenses like the ones outlined below.

Self-defense: If you can show that the threat of harm against you or others was imminent, you may be able to successfully fight the accusations. A legal professional can help you prepare evidence that may prove that you acted in self-defense.

False allegations: When someone falsely accuses you of domestic violence, there are typically many holes in their allegations. Your attorney can look for inconsistencies in the case, which can help prove your innocence.

Insufficient proof: In all criminal cases, the prosecution must prove that the defendant engaged in the reported illegal activities. There are many strategies to disprove the prosecution’s claims. One of these strategies is showing the court that the prosecution lacks sufficient proof to convict you of domestic violence charges.

When accusations of domestic violence arise, they can have a negative effect on many aspects of your life, including your reputation and your freedom. Building a strong defense is the best way to avoid these effects and return to your life.