With politicians trying to show that they’re tough on crime and firm on the rights of women, domestic violence has moved into the spotlight. What comes to issue is the fact that people, mostly men, are wrongfully charged with domestic violence on a daily basis. Then, if they enter into some type of plea agreement to quietly avoid the humiliation of being charged with such a crime, the government becomes involved in their behavior inside of their home. It even dictates how they’re to interact with family members.
Domestic Violence Allegations Can Be Made Maliciously
A San Antonio domestic violence lawyer is going to feel genuine sympathy when walking into a courtroom and seeing a domestic violence victim with two black eyes and two front teeth knocked out. Whoever committed that crime of domestic violence needs to be jailed or imprisoned and ordered to stay away from the victim and other family members until further order of court. What comes to issue though is the indisputable fact that many alleged domestic violence allegations are based on malice and revenge. Injuries are even self-inflicted by victims. A system with justified legislative intent becomes manipulated by claimants who only seek personal revenge against a family member or a partner. That behavior has no place in our society either.
The Consequence of a Conviction
In a weak interval, an accused person might enter into a plea of guilty on a domestic violence charge without realizing that the conviction can last a lifetime. Suddenly, that defendant is confronted with large fines and court costs, domestic violence classes and jail time if he or she fails to successfully complete all conditions of their negotiated plea. Employment, housing and educational opportunities can suddenly be lost. These types of convictions can carry severe immigration consequences too.
If you’ve been arrested on any kind of a domestic violence charge in or around San Antonio, our office offers you a free confidential consultation and case review with our San Antonio domestic violence lawyer. We can talk about what happened, and your questions can be answered too. After that, we can advise you on all of your defenses. Contact the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez right away after any domestic violence arrest.