If you’re like many people accused of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, you want to know what happens if you go to trial – what kinds of domestic violence trial questions will you face, what will your defense attorney do, and what kinds of penalties will you be facing if you’re convicted?
Here’s what you need to know about domestic violence trial questions.
Domestic Violence Trial Questions
If you do end up going to trial – not everyone does – your lawyer is going to be there with you every step of the way. He’ll be there to preserve your rights in court, and he’ll object if the prosecutor asks you a question that’s inappropriate. Your attorney may also have the chance to ask you questions, which he’ll do to show the court your side of the story.
But to be clear, not everyone who goes to trial is questioned on the witness stand.
Your domestic battery defense attorney will help prepare you if you’re going to be questioned at your domestic violence trial. He’ll tell you what kinds of questions the prosecutor might ask you, which will mostly be based upon the circumstances of your case. You might encounter questions like:
- You had been at the bar drinking?
- You came home at 10:30 p.m.?
- Your girlfriend was in the kitchen?
- You went into the kitchen?
- You told her to turn down the music?
- She yelled at you?
In some cases, prosecutors’ questions come at you quickly – that’s because they’re hoping to get you to prove their case for them.
The prosecutor might also ask you to describe the events that happened leading up to your arrest and charges in your own words. He or she may do that to see if there are inconsistencies in what you’re saying now compared to something you said before, or if you’ll say something that contradicts a fact the prosecutor can prove (such as a specific time or another event, like a 9-1-1 call).
Again, the questions the prosecuting attorney will ask you will mostly be based on your specific case. The prosecutor’s job is to show that you’re guilty of a very serious crime, which might include him or her trying to show the court that you’re a liar and that you can’t be trusted.
While we can’t predict exactly what the prosecutor will ask you, one thing is certain: Your lawyer will go over all the evidence with you and discuss possible questions before you even set foot in a courtroom, so you’ll be as prepared as anyone can be before appearing in court.
Do You Need to Ask a Lawyer About Domestic Violence Trial Questions You Might Encounter?
If you’ve been accused of domestic battery, we may be able to help you. We’ll go over possible domestic violence trial questions and walk you through possible outcomes of your case.
Call us right now at 847-920-4540 for a free consultation with a domestic battery defense attorney. We’ll ask you about your charges and explain what could happen in your case based on what you’ve told us.