When relationships turn sour, you could suddenly find you are on the wrong side of the law because a former partner reported you threatened, stalked, or assaulted them. One of the things we have learned is that in some cases, domestic violence charges are filed as a means of striking back when a relationship goes bad, or when a couple is involved in a bitter custody battle. While this is may seem unfair, it is important to remember that even if a complaint is withdrawn, the prosecutor may still attempt to gain a conviction. A complainant may withdraw the complaint, but should the prosecutor feel strongly enough, they can still pursue a conviction.
One thing to always remember is just because someone has filed a domestic violence complaint, it does not mean you will automatically face a conviction. An experienced domestic violence attorney knows there are always two stories and will take the steps necessary to defend you against an unfair, or unsubstantiated claim.
We know in some instances, there is no way a reported incident took place because the defendant was in a different location during an alleged attack or was otherwise incapable of having done what they were accused of doing. You have the right to make sure an experienced criminal defense attorney defends you when you are facing a domestic violence charge.
When you are facing a domestic violence charge in Beaufort or Pitt County, North Carolina, contact JC Law immediately for help. We have the knowledge and experience to represent you even when the charges result in a trial.