Assault Family Member
Most times when the police is called to a domestic violence case, someone goes to jail. The officer that responds to the scene is the one determining who is the aggressor and who is the victim. The officer does that based on what they see when they arrive at the scene. Even if the person who called 911 decides they doesn’t want to press charges, that decision is not up to them. The officer usually calls the District Attorney’s Office and the prosecutor that answers the phone has the sole discretion to decide whether to accept charges against the alleged aggressor or not.
Pleading guilty to an Assault Family Member can have severe consequences on a person from being unable to own or possess a firearm to losing custody of children. Also, if someone has been convicted of a misdemeanor Assault Family Member, and is arrested for Assault Family Member again, he/she is facing a 3rd degree felony with a punishment range from 2-10 years in prison.
There are a few defenses to Assault Family Member cases, like self defense, or mutual combat. There are also mitigating circumstances like the background of the victim, provocation or other circumstances surrounding the event.
These types of cases, on most occasions, rest on the testimony of the victim and the witnesses. When hiring an attorney for an Assault Family Member case, you want an attorney who is experienced in interviewing witnesses and being able ask the right questions. An diligent attorney will review all witness statements, and will look for other potential witnesses that can be useful to your case. A diligent attorney will also look for information that can potentially discredit your accusers.
Andreea has handled many Assault Family Member cases. She has interviewed many witnesses that were either victims of an assault, or were witnesses in an assault case. She is also very experienced in knowing what type of evidence can or cannot be used in these types of cases.