Few criminal charges are as volatile as domestic violence charges. They're emotionally complex and often rely on differing accounts of the same incident. It's easy for those charged to escalate the situation due to the frustrations and helplessness that they may be feeling.
At the Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., I've been practicing criminal defense for over two decades now and during that time I've seen countless domestic violence cases become aggravated and exacerbated by impulsive reactions of those being charged. There are certain steps, however, to avoid further complications with your domestic violence charge and help you put your best foot forward and court.
What to do Following a Domestic Violence Charge
Depending on the circumstances of the crime, those charged with domestic violence could be jailed before their trial or be allowed to make bail.
Either way, there are measures to take to help the viability of your defense case:
- During the arrest, stay calm and comply with police.
- If you've been jailed, continue to comply.
- While in custody, do not sign or write down anything.
- If you're not jailed or make bail, do not contact your spouse or significant other.
- Retain skilled representation.
- If there is any physical evidence to document, record it.
- Be patient and listen to your lawyer.
Call The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. Today
Domestic violence charges can leave you feeling hopeless, but, with the proper steps, you can get proper representation on your side and fight your charges. Seeking reduced charges, arguing self-defense, and opting for educational programs are all avenues those charged with this crime have and, with my counsel in your corner, you can rest assured that each will be pursed and explored to the fullest extent.
If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence and you don't know where to turn, I urge you to call me at the Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr. immediately to schedule a free consultation.
Get an unparalleled counsel from a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney. Call me today.