Preparing For The Next Move
It’s a scene that plays out in homes in San Diego and across the United States every day. A husband and wife are enjoying a few drinks to wind down after a long, stressful day. Something as simple as realizing they forgot to pay the electric bill quickly spirals into a heated argument. Things are said, things are thrown and the cops are called.
The result of this common scene will be the police walking onto the stage, and hauling someone – usually the man – to jail on suspicion of domestic abuse as the curtain lowers on this ordinary American play. Life-changing charges are the next step, followed by fines, jail time and a criminal conviction that will damage his reputation for the rest of his life.
Your Play Can End Differently
Many domestic violence cases don’t make it to the arraignment. This means you have a chance to act proactively and provide mitigating information that can result in a dismissal of your charges. The first step is to put an experienced defense lawyer on your side. In San Diego and surrounding communities, you can turn to the proven professionals at Premier Domestic Violence Law Group. Our firm is led by Mark Deniz, a former criminal prosecutor who understands these cases from both sides of the legal system.
By putting our team on your side, you can get proactive and put a “face to the case”. Up until now, things have been happening to you. Now is the time to make sure your side of the story is heard and present the prosecutor with a person to evaluate instead of relying on a police report as they decided whether to charge you with domestic violence.
We will get to work right away in creating a mitigation packet. This may include actions such as reaching out to the accuser or taking steps to enter substance abuse or anger management treatment. Besides increasing the possibility of heading off criminal charges or a trial, these actions can set you up to be the best version of yourself once this situation has passed.
Finding Exonerating Evidence
Most domestic violence cases consist of at least two vastly different accounts of what actually led to the 911 call and resulted in your arrest – the accuser and yours. When you hire the Premier Domestic Violence Law Group, we gather the following evidence in your defense.
- Have you been the victim of false allegations by a jealous and vindictive girlfriend or jilted lover?
- Is your accuser building a case against you to gain leverage in a child custody battle?
- Is the accuser a cohabitant, tenant in common, or joint owner of a property who stands to gain control of your mutual residence by means of a restraining order?
- Does your accuser stand to gain financial or property assets resulting from the charges against you?
- Is your accuser keeping your children from you as a form of revenge?
- Were you acting in justifiable self-defense?
- Did a fight ensue that resulted in an accidental and unintentional injury?
- Are you the victim of character defamation and harassment?
- Have you been the victim of chronic abuse and unusual cruelty?
- Are you not guilty by reason of temporary insanity?
- Did you act in the heat of passion?
- Were you involved in a love triangle?
- Were you protecting your children, pets, or personal property?
- What is the character and credibility of your accuser?
- Are there witnesses who can testify on your behalf?
- Does your accuser have a history of mental instability or psychiatric problems?
- Was your accuser taking any medication or narcotics that could have distorted his or her perception of reality?
- Was your accuser under the influence of alcohol and/or a habitual drinker?
- Has your accuser ever been involved with social services?
- What facts would be revealed by a background check of your accuser?
- Did you sustain any visible injuries or significant pain from the incident?
- Did you have reason to believe your life was in danger, therefore reacting in a state of fear and panic?