Having a criminal record of domestic violence can ruin your reputation, ruin your relationships with friends and family, and ruin your career. It can also put you in a situation where you have to pay a fine and serve potentially serve time in jail. This is why it is important to know how to avoid domestic violence charges and hire the Law Office of Clarissa Fernandez Pratt if you are facing charges.
STEP ONE: The first step to avoiding domestic violence charges is to contact a domestic violence attorney. A lawyer can help you navigate the system and work on an effective defense strategy. Generally legal aid offers no assistance to those accused of domestic violence.
STEP TWO: Make sure to take photographs of injuries or lack of injuries to your hands and save all text messages between you and the alleged victim.
STEP THREE: You should also avoid posting about the incident on social media. Your social media accounts may be used against you. If the alleged victim posts about the incident, make sure to take screen shots of all relevant post and save them to location where the other party has no access to.
STEP FOUR: Get a detailed sworn statement from everyone that was there during the altercation and who saw you immediately after. These statements will help you’re attorney if charges are pressed against you.
STEP FIVE: If the alleged victim reaches out to you, record any and all conversations. This can help you avoid charges in the future.