You and your girlfriend get into a fight after an evening of drinking and watching the game on TV with friends in the bar.
It is over something so stupid you don’t remember.
Your girl begins picking a fight and starts pushing you. She has done this before.
You call your mother to prevent yourself from losing your temper and ask her to come get you. After you get off the phone, your girlfriend tries to snatch your phone. You push her away and she lands on the bed. She comes after you, so you walk outside. She locks you out, calls the police, and her sister arrives.
Her sister tells the police, “He put his hands on her. He put his hands on her,” saying this as if she were present. Fortunately, your mother had arrived before the sister. Your mother is able to tell the police that the sister wasn’t present to see the disagreement between you and your girlfriend. Your girlfriend wants you charged with assault and shows the police a bruise on her leg from racket ball, alleging this is where you hit her.
Defenses To Prosecution
Your first and strongest defense is an attorney who believes in you. He will use all his efforts to present your side of the story and to apply his understanding of the law to protect you from lies and exaggerations. He will argue to suppress or dismiss a frivolous charge and get you acquitted.
Some common defenses provided by law are that :
No offense occurred,
It was self defense
It was unintentional or an accident
Insufficient evidence or injury