Some of the most difficult cases to prove are those involving domestic violence allegations. If you think about it, it makes sense. Typically, the only two witnesses are those who were directly involved; those two people very likely have different versions of the same event.
In many domestic battery cases, it comes down to “he said, she said.”
If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic battery, it’s probably in your best interest to talk to a domestic violence defense attorney in Chicago who understands the ins and outs of these types of cases.
Physical Evidence in a Domestic Battery Case
The prosecution will most likely try to gather as much physical evidence as possible.
Because juries find it easier to believe solid evidence than personal testimony. Photographs of the alleged victim’s injury or injuries, damaged property or other hard physical evidence can be extremely difficult to overcome.
However, your domestic violence defense lawyer will formulate a strategy that helps provide explanations for the evidence jurors and the judge are seeing.
What About Witnesses in Domestic Battery Cases?
Naturally, you and the person accusing you of domestic battery (or aggravated domestic battery) are two of the witnesses in the case. Other witnesses can include bystanders (other people who were present when the alleged incident took place) and the police who responded to the call.
Bystanders are typically people who were not involved in the circumstances surrounding the domestic battery allegations.
Police officers are typically called upon to testify about what they observed when they responded to the scene. Police can testify about things such as injuries, damage and witness statements.
Your domestic violence defense lawyer will have the opportunity to question any of the witnesses the prosecution brings forward. You’ll also have the opportunity to bring in your own witnesses, as well.
Domestic Battery Charges Can Change Your Life
Because a domestic battery conviction can drastically change your entire life, it’s typically a good idea to get in touch with an attorney who understands these types of cases and who is willing to go to bat for you.
Call us at 847-920-4540 or contact us online for a free domestic battery case review. We’ll be happy to evaluate your situation and provide you with case-specific legal advice as we build a strategic defense that gets you the best possible outcome.