What Defense Strategies Can Be Used In Domestic Violence Cases?
The most common defense strategy is to argue self-defense. The complainant got injured because you were defending yourself from being attacked.
Of course, that’s not the only defense.
Another common defense is “mutual combat.” That is, you and the complainant got into a mutual pushing and shoving match that either escalated to an actual fight or resulted in the complainant getting injured. It’s not unusual for the loser of a fight to call the police and spin what happened as an unprovoked assault.
Another defense is that no assault occurred. The “it didn’t happen” defense isn’t as rare as you might think. Many domestic violence charges involve no visible injuries on the complainant and are simply the result of the complainant calling the police to get the other person in trouble. The police
What defense I end up using ultimately depends on the facts of your particular case.
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