A domestic violence allegation could have a significant negative impact on a livelihood, family life, and standing in society. Given the seriousness of the charge, Prosecutors may aggressively pursue a conviction using the full resources at their disposal. If you are facing a prosecution of domestic violence in West Palm Beach, contact a seasoned lawyer. An experienced domestic violence attorney from Leifert & Leifert is familiar with various tactics that could strengthen a person’s case and could build a strong defense on their behalf.
Throwing Out Witness Testimonies
Witness testimony is essential to the prosecution of domestic violence in West Palm Beach. The seasoned criminal lawyers at Leifert & Leifert could conduct a thorough background check on anyone called to testify against the Defendant. Our attorneys could look for bad conduct in a witness’s past that may reflect poorly on their credibility and could seek evidence to prove that a witness is untrustworthy or unreliable. For example, a witness may have been an instigator of violence in the past and that could set up a self-defense claim.
It may be that a witness has a past for dishonesty or violence that could be used to discredit their testimony. While a person may have the right to appear in court and testify about what they saw, there may be evidence that is harmful to the credibility of a witness who is testifying against the accused person. The evidence could make the witness seem untrustworthy and a Jury may not believe them. In such a circumstance, it is generally up to the Jury to discredit a person’s testimony.
Bringing a Case Against an Accused Individual
The injured party of the alleged act of domestic violence is the driver of the case. To a large extent, the Prosecutor may respect the wishes of the Plaintiff unless the Prosecutor believes it is in the interest of the community to proceed with the prosecution.
The Prosecutor may decide to bring a case against the person accused of committing an act of domestic violence when they have the support of the injured person. They also need a supporting witness and testimony to prove their case. If they have an uncooperative person who suffered from domestic violence and does not want to participate, it can be difficult for the Prosecutor to bring a case against the accused individual.
How Prosecutors Demonstrate Guilt
The Prosecutor brings evidence to a Jury or Judge that shows evidence of guilt of the crime alleged. It is the Prosecutor’s job to bring forth all the evidence in the case from the injured party, law enforcement, photographs, as well as digital and audio recordings. They argue the case to the best of their ability and let a Jury decide whether the government proved beyond every reasonable doubt that an act of domestic violence was committed.
All prosecution is based on evidence that a person committed a crime. The evidence must be proven and presented to a Jury. The proof must consist of verbal statements, testimonies from witnesses, as well as physical evidence such as photographs and recordings to show that the accused did what is alleged. A defense Attorney at Leifert & Leifert has experience contesting these types of charges and protecting Defendants from serious penalties. If you are facing the prosecution of domestic violence in West Palm Beach, consult with one of our Lawyers today.