How does a lawyer defend a domestic battery case?
What Kind Of Defense Strategies Can Be Used In These Cases? Is Self-defense Ever A Defense?
Self-defense is going to be the most common defense, really. If you have got somebody that is going to come in and testify against you and say that you broke the law and they have a good case against you, self-defense is going to be the most predominant defense used in these types of cases. “He came at me” or “she came at me” or “hit me” or “I was just defending myself when I made contact with the person”. That is far and away the number one.
What Are The Other Defenses To Domestic Battery?
Self-defense is number one. Another one is going to be defensive of others, which is just a variant of self-defense. In defensive of others, you are saying, “The person was going to hit my kids” or “They were going to hit my boyfriend” or whoever, “and I was stepping in to defend them because they cannot defend themselves”.
At other times, just making them prove the case is your best defense. You also have to remember that a lot of these cases are tried to juries. The reason they are tried to juries is because an average person thinks, “I don’t see any blood, I don’t see a broken nose, and I don’t see a black eye.” That is what they equate to as being domestic battery. Even though you may have technically committed an unprivileged or unwanted touching done in a rude, angry or insulting manner, sometimes a jury will not see it that way. They will say that was not done in a rude, angry and insulting manner or they will give you a pass. It all depends on who your jury is.
Why Is It Absolutely Necessary To Have An Experienced Attorney To Handle Domestic Battery Cases In Kansas?
Just like in any other scenario, you are going to want an expert whenever you have a lot on the line. This is not a traffic ticket. It is not something that you can just go hire any attorney, they go and pay a fine, and be done with it. When you have a lot on the line like this, you are going to want to hire a lawyer that you are comfortable with. You are going to want to hire a lawyer that can go into the courtroom and can say, “This is how that judge generally reacts to these type of cases”. Or, “This prosecutor, I have worked with them before, and this is how they handle these cases.” Experienced attorneys will adjust the strategy based on who is involved in the case.
Anyone who questions, “Why you need to hire a lawyer?” It is just like if you found out you had cancer and it is technically possible to perform surgery on yourself, you would never do that, because you would want to hire an expert because you have so much on the line. It is exactly the same thing analogy with a lawyer. At times, it is possible to do some legal work on your own, but it does not make a lot of sense considering the gravity of the circumstances. Especially when the outcome is going to be based on what your lawyer knows and how they can work the case up.
Find out how to Defend A Domestic Battery Charge In Kansas. For information, call the law office of Copley Roth & Davies LLC to Request a FREE Consultation at (913) 451-9500 and get the information and legal answers you’re seeking.
Get your questions answered - call me for your free, 20-minute phone consultation (913) 451-9500.