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How to prepare to get your domestic violence charges dropped

One day, you might find yourself wrongfully accused of domestic violence. When that happens, you must know how to react to your situation.

Here is what you should do to prepare your case so the judge dismisses it.

Preserve evidence of your innocence

Write down your side of the story as soon as it happens, especially if the police did not listen to your perspective. That will be very helpful for many reasons. Most importantly, you will get the details out while you are still fresh. That will be helpful if your trial does not happen for several months.

Get legal help

You need to spend the money and hire legal representation with domestic violence experience. Look for someone with the following:

  • Knowledge about the judge
  • Knowledge of the prosecutor
  • A local office

These requirements will help you find someone you can afford and who can present a strong case.

Pay your bail

You must pay your bail and await your trial outside of jail. When you bail yourself out, you must agree to certain conditions. You will receive these orally and in writing. Do not fail to adhere to these. Otherwise, you could find another warrant for your arrest. If that happens, you are much less likely to get your case dismissed.

If you do not take the proper steps, your case could end up in the hands of a jury. That can result in a guilty conviction. Those who have been wrongfully charged with domestic violence could see their futures changed for no reason. You do not want this to happen to you. Instead, take the proper steps to protect your future.



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