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Assault on a Family Member

In Cape Cod, if assault or battery has occurred within a family, a dating relationship, or among spouses or former spouses, this can be charged as domestic violence. Domestic violence carries much stiffer penalties than other charges and may result in jail time and hefty fines. If you have been accused of assault on a family member in a domestic dispute, it is highly recommended that you obtain a skilled criminal defense attorney in Cape Cod. It is not uncommon for police to be overzealous in their arrest and charge of domestic violence suspects, but a criminal defense attorney can work to fight against any aspect of the charges laid against you.

Defense Strategies Against A Domestic Assault Accusation

Oftentimes, a domestic assault accusation occurs in a highly emotional situation where ulterior motives may be involved. Because the situation can be complex, it is vital to obtain experienced legal representation who knows how best to defend against these allegations. Some defenses used to fight off domestic assault accusations are:

  • Self-defense
  • False accusations
  • You didn’t willfully injure your accuser

A criminal defense attorney can help you work to reduce or clear your charges completely. These disputes can be extremely complicated, but James Powderly may work to protect your rights and interests.

Contact a Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney For Help

If you have been accused of assaulting a family member, an experienced Cape Cod criminal defense attorney can help defend your rights and make sure you are fairly represented in court. Contact James Powderly at (508) 343-0676 today for a free initial consultation.