Assault and Assault Family Violence Defense Lawyer
Domestic violence charges have major consequences to the person who is accused. Most family violence cases start with an argument over something minor or silly. One thing leads to another and something physical takes place between at least 2 people living together. Sometimes alcohol is involved heightening emotions and tensions. The police are called and usually arrest the person who causes bodily injury to another person. Bodily injury is defined as anything that causes pain. “Bodily injury” means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. When people calm down, they realize that it was a misunderstanding blown out of proportion. But it does not stop there. The legal process at this point is just getting started and is usually a lengthy stressful process through court. The alleged victim can try to get the prosecution to drop the case, but in many instances the State refuses to.