Defense for domestic violence case in Las Vegas,Nevada:
1. False Allegations or Self-Inflicted Injuries
Some people file a domestic violence case against their spouse or partner just to seek revenge. A few even hurt themselves physically and take pictures of their wounds and bruises to present them as “evidence” in court. If you are falsely accused because of vengeance, a domestic violence lawyer can help you prove that the other party only did self-inflicted injuries to persecute you. A credible attorney makes this possible by doing a thorough investigation and by using his expertise in defending criminal cases.
Has someone accused you of Domestic Violence when you were simply defending yourself?
The law in Nevada allows people to use physical harm if for self defense only. This reason is also accepted in defending a domestic violence case. However, if the person used self-defense several times already, the criminal defense will fall under the “battered person syndrome”. This type of medical condition applies to those people who have been abused for a long period of time. Because of the threat and trauma, the victim’s mind compels him to fight his abuser back.
If the domestic violence lawyer can prove that the physical harm inflicted is accidental, there is a bigger chance that the case will be dismissed. For example: A married couple had a misunderstanding that led to a straining exchange of painful words. Out of irritation, the husband walked out of their room. Without knowing that his wife followed him, the man slammed the door. Accidentally the door hit the woman’s face and broke her nose. If the woman files a domestic violence charge against her husband for that accident, the accused should be able to prove in court that he did not deliberately inflict any harm to his wife and that it was an accident.
A skilled and experienced domestic violence lawyer like Ross Goodman can help you convince the court to dismiss your battery domestic violence charges, or to at least lessen the penalties. Call Ross at (702) 383 - 5088 for consultations.