Domestic Violence: What Kind of Person Gets Charged With It?

When most of us hear the term, "domestic violence", many stereotypes and preconceived notions enter our heads. The term itself is often associated with a sense of distaste. What many people don't realize is that people of all genders, races, backgrounds, and lifestyles find themselves charged with domestic violence every day. In fact, when one looks at the statistics, there is no such thing as a stereotypical person charged with domestic violence! In recent years especially, however, prosecutor's have begun a nationwide campaign of aggressive prosecution of domestic violence reports, often without consideration of the wishes of family members or loved ones! Many documented cases exist nationwide of an individual calling the police on a family member in the heat of the moment but regretting it later and asking the police to excuse the incident for the domestic dispute it was. They are then hear shocking news when prosecutors inform them that charges are being filed against their loved one whether they like it or not!

On top of this, police and prosecutors have become increasingly skilled at intimidating people charged with domestic violence and many other crimes into taking a plea bargain in which they admit guilt - whether they actually did it or not - and receive a "reduced" sentence. This leads to a large number of those charged with domestic violence ending up in jail, whether they committed a crime or not. Despite offers of a "reduced sentence", the ultimate sentence reduction is no time at all, especially if you never committed a crime. If you or someone you know is charged with domestic violence - or any other crime, for that matter - contact The Law Office of Brian J Prain for expert legal counsel to help you receive the justice you deserve.


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