What may start as a simple argument between relatives or spouses can escalate into an intense or dangerous situation in the blink of an eye. When voices rise and tensions flare, violence can occur, and before you know it, someone has thrown a punch, the police are at your door, and someone is being put in cuffs.
Criminal cases involving domestic violence can take months to complete, and the effects can last a lifetime. If you have been arrested for domestic violence in Florida, you will want an attorney who will be by your side through the process from beginning to end. Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Gabriel has utilized successful strategies to defend Floridians accused of domestic violence crimes for over 30 years.
4 Effective Domestic Violence Defense Strategies Your Attorney May Utilize in Florida
Arrests for domestic violence crimes are typically made with minimal evidence in Florida. However, crafting an effective strategy to defend a charge for a domestic violence crime often involves taking a multipronged approach, which is why it is always best to partner with an attorney who has extensive experience with these types of cases.
Your domestic violence attorney can help you explore which potential legal remedies could work for your particular case, but some of the more effective defense strategies for domestic violence cases include the following:
Because you have the right to defend yourself (even if it is from a relative or spouse), self-defense is consistently one of the most successful legal defense strategies employed in domestic violence cases. However, the self-defense approach does necessitate that the other party engaged in the fighting as well.
It Was an Accident
Whether you accidentally shoved someone when you tripped and fell or did not realize the safety was off on your firearm when you were cleaning it, there are countless injuries that transpire because someone made a mistake. The same is true in cases of domestic violence, which is why this defense strategy is so often used in these types of cases.
The Victim Lied
Emotions are often running high when it comes to cases of domestic violence, and many times, the victim may lie, at least in some capacity. If any aspects of a victim’s story can be proven false, a jury is more likely to see them as unreliable and will begin to doubt their recount of the events.
Claiming Your Innocence
Claiming you did not commit the domestic violence crime you have been accused of is a strategy that has varying degrees of success. If the prosecution has substantial evidence supporting that the crime occurred, it may not be possible for your attorney to prove your innocence.
Contact a Florida Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Who Can Protect Your Rights
When you work with Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Gabriel, you can be assured that he will put to use all of the knowledge and skill he has developed over the span of his 30+ year career.
Mr. Gabriel has protected the rights of numerous people accused of domestic violence crimes in Florida, and he has in-depth experience to defend your case successfully. Start with a free consultation today by calling Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Gabriel of The Law Office of Gabriel & Gabriel at (561) 622-5575. You can also complete an online contact form to learn more.