In too many domestic violence cases, the “innocent until proven guilty” standard becomes “guilty until proven innocent.” Prosecutors, law enforcement and the public treat accused individuals as if they were already guilty. Defending domestic violence charges demands aggressive, passionate lawyers. The Denver criminal attorneys at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. know that protecting your rights is the most important mission they can have.
Emotions run high in any case involving allegations of domestic abuse. A couple may have been together for years or even decades. Children, substantial property, reputations and egos are all at stake in these cases.
Domestic violence allegations have unfortunately become common as a way for one side to gain an advantage over the other. According to a 2007 report released by the non-profit organization Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR), there are over one million false domestic violence claims every year in the United States.
The aggressive protection of your rights in a domestic violence case is essential. A domestic violence lawyer at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. provides the personalized attention and vigorous trial approach that are necessary in these cases. Do not let the justice system and false accusations ruin your life.
Common tactics in domestic violence cases include:
Timing allegations with important divorce dates so that a spouse can receive more financial support or a favorable child support decision
Prosecutors playing to the jury’s emotions to convince them that a victim could never lie
Using accusations to prevent one parent from spending time with his or her child
Using false accusations as a sort of punishment because a person’s partner is upset with him or her
The government overcharging (for example, charging for felonies even if the evidence is weak), so that it can offer a reduced charge as an “incentive” to plead guilty
Falsely alleging child abuse to gain an advantage in a divorce or child custody proceeding
Using so-called “experts” to present pseudo-science on domestic violence to a jury
Arguing that a defendant with a less than perfect past clearly must be guilty, when the accused’s past has no relation to the current domestic violence charges
Domestic violence law should be about protecting families, partners, spouses and children from true destructive and abusive behavior. It should never be a tool to teach someone a lesson, nor should the government be so quick to jump to conclusions based on unfounded evidence. Protect your rights in domestic violence cases. Speak to a Denver criminal lawyer at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. if you are facing domestic violence charges and seek the assistance of attorneys who will stop at nothing to ensure that your case gets a fair hearing.