When family members or those in a romantic relationship fight, usually it is just angry words hurled between the parties. Many times, ultimately, the parties to the argument are able to settle the matter between themselves and move on with their lives together. Unfortunately, sometimes when family members or romantic partners in Spokane fight, it can lead to allegations of domestic violence, which could have very serious consequences to the alleged abuser.
If a person is charged with domestic violence, they may be forced to leave their home and give up any weapons they may have. Moreover, they may carry the stigma that comes with being labeled an abuser, which could have a detrimental effect on their personal reputation.
Sometimes allegations of domestic violence can be boiled down to a misunderstanding. Police and prosecutors might misunderstand the situation. Unfortunately, it is usually not the case that the accused can simply proclaim his or her innocence and the charges will be dropped. Even before a conviction is made, a court can issue a temporary no contact order meaning the accused must leave their home until the legal proceedings are over. Prosecutors often use such orders to their advantage in attempting to get the accused to accept a plea deal, even if it is not in the accused's best interests.
Ultimately, if a person is accused of domestic violence, they may want to seek the representation of an attorney. At our firm we understand how important it is for our clients to remain in their homes, keep their firearms and avoid the social stigma that comes with accusations of domestic abuse. We aim to make sure that our client's voice is heard in court. We will thoroughly investigate the matter so that the court sees our client's side of the story. To learn more about how an attorney can be a vital asset in a domestic violence case, please visit our website.