Defending Domestic Abuse Allegations

If you have been charged with a domestic abuse type offense, such as assault and battery or violation of a restraining order, you may feel powerless and afraid. You are facing a potentially serious jail sentence or, at the very least, a lengthy period of probation that will include onerous conditions, such as mandatory attendance at an expensive 40 week long Batterer's Intervention Program. Because of this, it is important that you take your case extremely seriously and that you hire a Salem criminal defense attorney who will will aggressively fight to give you the best chance at winning your case and avoiding the harsh consequences of a conviction.

Do not make the mistake of thinking that the case is going to be dismissed or that it is somehow just going to go away because the alleged victim doesn't want you to go to jail. In Massachusetts, prosecutors and the police are required to take domestic violence accusations very seriously. They will often attempt to find ways to push forward with the case against you, even if the alleged victim is "not on board." Thus, it is important to have an experienced domestic defense attorney working for you as soon as possible

If you have an aggressive and experienced attorney, you can greatly increase your odds of a successful outcome on your case. There are many ways to defend domestic violence cases and to attack the prosecutor's case. But, it takes a skilled and experienced attorney to put these defenses to work for you. Because of this, hiring the right attorney could make all the difference.

With my extensive criminal defense experience and my background as both a former police officer and a former prosecutor, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to help you obtain the best possible result on your case and to provide you with all of the information that you need in order to make good decisions on how to handle your case.

Contact Salem criminal defense lawyer Kevin Prendergast today for help with your charges.