One of the most unfortunate and frightening things that can happen to a
person is to be falsely accused of domestic violence. A false charge of
this nature can result in a lifetime of ruin for the defendant. Allegations
of this type can easily result from an ex-lover trying to get back at
their former partner or a simple dispute among lovers.
It is not, unfortunately, an uncommon circumstance for
domestic violence allegations to be fabricated out of spite or even to get ahead in a divorce
proceeding. Having a false allegation against you can damage your reputation
and if it is not disproven, can have serious legal and social ramifications
as well. For this reason, if you have a false allegation against you,
it is imperative that you get help from an experienced Milwaukee criminal
Defenses to a Domestic Violence Charge
We do want you to take your case seriously, but we don’t want you
to lose hope and think there isn’t any recourse. There are many
defense strategies available that your attorney can use in your defense.
There are two general defense strategies that can be employed.
The first is showing that the prosecution has not proven its case. The
second is providing an affirmative defense to justify the defendant’s
actions. With a knowledgeable attorney reviewing your case, the most appropriate
route will be taken.
Some of the defenses that could be used depending on the circumstances
of your case include:
- Self-defense – Violence was instigated from another’s actions
in an act of self-defense.
- No traumatic condition – If there is a lack of provable harm, it
could be evidence that the accusations were false.
- Exposing inconsistencies – In many cases, the accuser changes his
or her story throughout the case.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Cherella can build a powerful defense
that helps defeat the other side’s allegations against you. Do not
take your case lightly. Instead, take action and
schedule your initial consultation with the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella today!