Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges Without a Lawyer

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Dec 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many family issues, like divorce or child custody battles, can lead to exaggerated, or even false, claims of domestic violence. Pennsylvania statutes don't define the term “domestic violence” exactly, instead, they allow individuals to be charged with domestic violence if they commit certain crimes against someone they are in a domestic relationship with. The penalties for domestic violence can vary depending on your criminal history and the other charges you might be facing.

To properly defend yourself from domestic violence accusations, you need the help of a criminal defense attorney with experience defending against domestic violence charges. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has spent years analyzing different prosecutorial arguments and providing alternative explanations for their evidence. Without an attorney's help it will be up to you to learn the intricacies and nuances of the law, as well as how to gather and present relevant witness testimony and evidence, something that takes attorneys years to master.

When facing a domestic violence charge, Attorney Lento is your best bet to ensure you are not unnecessarily punished.

Potential Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges

When facing domestic violence charges, you might be confused about what defenses are at your disposal. First, Attorney Lento will clearly and concisely present the circumstances surrounding your behavior. Some potential defenses he might pursue include the following:

  • Proving these allegations are false
  • Showing your conduct was a result of defending yourself or others
  • Proving that the police made errors or are guilty of misconduct, like coercing your confession, illegally obtaining statements, or performing illegal searches and seizures
  • Providing an alibi for the time of the alleged offense
  • Showing there is a lack of evidence that proves the elements of the crime

If you were to try to present a defense on your own, you might think this initial step is simple. But it should be noted that after you present this evidence, the prosecution will cross-examine it.

Prosecutors are experienced attorneys who understand the complexities of the law. Without the help of an expert defense attorney, the prosecution will be able to claim whatever they want from the evidence. Hiring Attorney Lento would prevent the prosecution from steamrolling your case.

How a Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Can Help

Domestic violence is a serious accusation that can be quite difficult to defend without a lawyer's help. If you are facing domestic violence accusations, working with an experienced defense attorney is the best way to ensure your due process rights are upheld. Attorneys are experienced in not only the intricacies of the law, but they are able to predict the types of arguments the other side will make and know how to best prepare to defend against them.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento is an experienced Pennsylvania defense attorney who has spent years helping defendants gather evidence and witness testimony to best defend themselves against domestic violence accusations. While you can present a defense on your own to have the best chance to mitigate any convictions, an attorney's help is indispensable. Call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today to schedule a consultation or visit us online.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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