Domestic Violence Charges (Assault and Battery on Family or Household Member)
Domestic violence charges can result in significant penalties. If you have been arrested for domestic violence, protect your rights by contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Coughlin Law Group. We defend those who have been charged with assault and battery allegations.
We are prepared to provide the vigorous representation you require. We understand the impact that a domestic violence conviction can have on your record, rights and freedom. Call 617-758-8888 today to contact the Coughlin Law Group in Boston, Cape Cod or Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Do Not Take Your Charges Lightly
A domestic violence charge is a serious matter. Many defendants wrongfully assume that the charges will go away if the alleged victim does not want to press charges. The prosecution may proceed with charges against the wishes of the alleged victim and may even subpoena the victim to testify at trial against his or her wishes. Unless the alleged victim is a spouse, he or she may be forced to testify, or face the possibility of being held in contempt.
Many defendants are in a state of shock. The circumstances of their case may not seem to warrant criminal charges. The following may be true in your case:
- You were arrested after a verbal dispute that involved no violence.
- You may have been arrested for minor contact, perhaps a simple push.
- Your wife or husband may be making false allegations to get the upper hand in a divorce or child custody dispute.
- You may have been involved in a mutual altercation.
- You may have actually been the victim and not the perpetrator of domestic violence.
Sometimes the police simply get it wrong. They do not know who to believe. In other cases, people find themselves in jail after a simple dispute escalated into something more. In either case, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will stand by your side and provide the strong defense you require.
Boston, Massachusetts Domestic Abuse Attorneys
Our legal team includes former prosecutors who are experienced criminal defense attorneys that know how to effectively defend clients against domestic violence charges. We have a reputation as a firm that is willing to take a case to trial if necessary to protect a client’s rights and freedom. Our thorough trial preparation is a significant aid to our success at trial and in the negotiation of favorable outcomes for our clients. We work diligently to seek the best possible result on behalf of each of our valued clients.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Boston criminal defense lawyer at the Coughlin Law Group, call 617-758-8888 or contact us by e-mail. Our violent crimes attorneys are experienced at handling domestic violence matters.