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How To Get Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed or Reduced


Don't worry. In whatever situation you are now, if you are charged with this felony domestic violence, remember that domestic violence charges can be reduced or dismissed. Of course, you cannot have a dismissal or reduction just by that and no one can guarantee you that, but using the tips from this article you can increase your chances.

Gather Evidence

So the first thing you need to do is get yourself some pieces of evidence that proves you didn't commit domestic violence.

You have a right to call witnesses to testify on your behalf. You are allowed to have your own evidence and to examine the State’s services, too. So secure your own evidence of what happened between you and the victim.

Police will write reports and they will tend to ignore your statements and rely on the victim’s statement so you need to make a written record of what happened after the police are called. Make sure to identify the witnesses and ask them to write a statement as well. If you have pictures or videos - even better. And also, save all your text messages and keep copies of all of victims’ social media posts.

Hire a Lawyer

Get one who has some experience and who will protect your rights, because they will know how your judges will be handling the case. This will allow you to prepare for your judges’ preferences and give him the best case which will help you have your case dismissed. He will also know the prosecutors so this is important.

The thing is that lots of them are very expensive, but you need to go with the best.

Dress Properly

Dressing properly shows to the judge that you care about this case. Also coming to the Court will make your case go along faster and will allow your attorney to talk about early negotiations.

So when a prosecutor sees you in a Court properly dressed, it's possible that they will be seeing you as a responsible person and not as a criminal.

Get an Affidavit From The Accuser

If the accuser willingly signs an affidavit of non-persecution, that’d be great.

There have been lots of times when an accuser changed his mind and wanted to drop charges, but there are lots of times when the prosecutor wants to move on with the trial and it's too late for the victim to decide if they want to continue, too.

So by signing this affidavit, they can help, because having this will show that the accuser does not want to proceed with the trial.

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