For most people accused of domestic violence, it’s smart to work with a domestic violence defense law firm.
However, most people — especially those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence — don’t know what happens next.
Domestic Violence Defense: What Happens Next?
If you’ve been accused of any kind of domestic violence, whether it’s domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery (or if someone has obtained an order of protection against you), your first instinct should be to call a domestic violence defense lawyer.
In many domestic battery cases, the person accused of committing the crime is arrested.
If You Are Arrested
You have the right to remain silent, so use it. Whether you’re innocent, guilty, or somewhere in-between, you don’t have to (and probably shouldn’t) talk to the police without your lawyer present.
When police begin asking you questions, tell them that you want to talk to your lawyer immediately. When you say that, the police must stop questioning you.
Unfortunately, many people think that they can get the police to understand their side of the story if they could just explain — but don’t make that mistake. Anything you say can be used against you in court… even if you’re innocent.
What Your Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer Will Ask You
Your lawyer will ask you several questions, and he’ll need to hear your version of events. He’ll also ask about:
- What led up to the incident
- Personal information, such as whether you share any children with your accuser
- Evidence the prosecution may have against you
It’s important to answer your lawyer as truthfully and completely as possible. He can’t defend what he doesn’t know, which means that it’s important that you tell him everything he needs to know about your situation.
Do You Need to Call a Domestic Violence Defense Firm?
If you need to talk to a domestic violence defense lawyer, call us immediately at 847-920-4540 for your free domestic violence case review. We’ll listen to your side of the story and begin developing a strategy — and we’ll give you the case-specific legal advice you need to move forward in the right direction.