Even the best marriages and households in Bakersfield can fall on hard times or experience abnormally high amounts of stressful periods. It’s normal that everyone goes through their share of ups and downs over time. It could be over the loss of a job, suspected infidelity, the death of a loved one, major illness, or any other number of things.
When this happens, tempers can flare. Frustration can set in. Sometimes, our emotions get the best of us. And the result can be that we take actions or do things we later regret.
Domestic violence is a serious problem and law enforcement officials are hyper-sensitive when it comes accusations of any kind, whether they are true or not.
Defending Yourself Against Domestic Violence Accusations
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, whether it’s true or not, you will need the help of an attorney to craft a strong defense on your behalf.
One of the most common defenses is that the accusations are false and without merit. Often times, just the hint of a domestic violence charge is enough to lead to arrest without substantiating the facts. Spouses who are angry will sometimes make false accusations as a form of punishment or to try and leverage a position in a divorce, especially where child custody may be involved.
At other times, a lack of evidence may be the case. When no physical evidence is found, a prosecutor may not be able to prove a case. Even when there is evidence of violence, it may be possible to claim self-defense, especially if there are witnesses who can corroborate your side of the story.
If You Have Been Charged with Domestic Violence…
Bo Koenig is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has invested many years in the Kern County area since becoming a California State University student. A graduate of the San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, Mr. Koenig is a solo practitioner who is a hands-on advocate of justice who aggressively fights for dismissals, reduced charges, and probation for his clients.
Located in Bakersfield, Koenig Law Office also serves clients in Delano, Lamont, Arvin, Mojave, Ridgecrest, Tehachapi, and communities throughout Kern County.