Domestic Violence Defence Strategies in BC

Written by Jerry Steele

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Defence Strategies in BC

Written by Jerry Steele

Domestic Violence
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For more than 20 years, Steele Law has successfully guided individuals and business entities through the unique challenges posed by criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as prosecutions in state and federal courts nationwide.
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Before you decide the evidence in your domestic violence case is simply too strong to fight, you should know there are several defence strategies expert criminal lawyers like Jerry Steele employ to help people fight these charges. So, before you give up hope, read on to learn about some of the most common defence strategies used in domestic violence cases in BC. 

Self-Defence or Defence of Others

One common defence strategy used in domestic violence cases is self-defence or defence of others. If the alleged assault was done out of self-defence or to protect someone else from harm, it can be a valid defence. In this case, keep in mind that the level of force used must be reasonable in proportion to the perceived threat. 

Lack of Intent

Another defence strategy is arguing a lack of intent. In other words, if you did not intend to cause harm or fear in another person, then technically, it cannot be considered assault. This can often be difficult to prove without the help of an experienced criminal lawyer, but it is a possible defence in some cases.

False Allegations or Mistaken Identity

Unfortunately, false allegations and mistaken identity are not uncommon in domestic violence cases. This can happen due to misunderstandings, malicious intent, or even mental health issues. An experienced lawyer can help gather evidence to prove your innocence if you have been falsely accused or mistaken for the perpetrator.

Lack of Evidence

As with any criminal case, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. If there is insufficient evidence to support their claims or if the evidence is weak, this can be used as a defence strategy in a domestic violence case. Your lawyer can help challenge the evidence and cast doubt on its validity. 

Insanity or Mental Incapacity

In some cases, the accused may suffer from a mental illness or incapacity that affects their ability to understand their actions and their consequences. This can be used as a defence strategy in domestic violence cases if a criminal defence lawyer can prove the accused was not in a sound state of mind at the time of the incident.

A Strong Defence Against Domestic Violence Charges

Even if you don’t think these or any other defence strategy will apply to you or your case, it is always wise to consult an experienced criminal lawyer to determine the most promising strategy for your particular situation. 

Jerry Steele has helped countless other people in BC facing domestic violence charges, and he’s ready to fight for you, too. Contact us today at 778-700-0012 for a free consultation and see how we can defend your rights in court. 

Remember, you are not alone, and with the right defence strategy, you can successfully overcome these charges and move forward with your life.