When it comes to domestic violence, a single accusation could be enough to warrant criminal charges. It is unfortunate but true that a substantial number of domestic violence cases are based on little to no evidence, and in some cases, it comes down to nothing more than "he said, she said." Since most alleged acts of domestic violence take place within the confines of one's home, responding law enforcement officers are usually left with no witnesses to corroborate the victim's allegations. This can become a legal grey area; however, that is not to say that a jury won't convict you anyway.
For this reason, it is imperative that you move quickly to secure the representation of a Quincy criminal defense attorney from Flanagan & Associates as soon as you have been arrested. Even if you are only under investigation for an alleged act of domestic violence, it may be in your best interest to speak with a lawyer. The sooner our firm is involved in your case, the better chance you will have at protecting yourself against a criminal conviction, and all of the penalties that come along with it. In the state of Massachusetts, even a first-time domestic violence conviction could lead to jail time and extensive fines.
For each subsequent offense, the penalties become increasingly severe. If you or someone you love has been accused of committing an act of domestic violence, timely action will be crucial. You can count on the team at Flanagan & Associates to take swift defensive action on your behalf as soon as allegations have been waged, so there is no reason why you should wait any longer to connect with our firm. With more than a decade of legal experience, our lead attorney is well-equipped to fight for you.