Domestic ViolenceErrol Stambler lawyer in domestic violence cases

Domestic Violence

IT HAS BEEN ON THE NEWS, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, ABOUT THE ISSUE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. A FEW MONTHS AGO I HAD A JURY TRIAL WHEREIN THE HUSBAND WAS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. HE WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE HIT HIS WIFE. SHE CALLED THE POLICE AND HE, OF COURSE, WAS ARRESTED.

WE OFFERED A SETTLEMENT, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE REFUSE. AFTER A WEEK AND HALF OF JURY TRIAL THE JURY CAME BACK –“NOT GUILTY.”

WHAT DOES THAT SHOW? IT INDICATES THAT WHAT MAY APPEAR TO BE TRUE IS IN FACT NOT TRUE. THE REDNESS ON THE CHEEK COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY ONES OWN HAD SELF-INFLICTING THE SLAP; THE CRYING TO THE POLICE OFFICER WAS STAGED; THE CALL TO 911 WAS REHEARSED; THE MOTIVE COULD HAVE BEEN FINANCIAL. ALTERNATELY, IN THIS CASE, TO SEEK A “GREEN CARD” BASED ON BEING A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

ONE NEEDS TO CONSULT A CRIMINAL ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY AND FOLLOW HIS DIRECTIONS. FOR THE NEXT CALL FROM YOUR SPOUSE MAY BE STAGED BY THE POLICE TO ELICIT AN INCRIMINATING STATEMENT FROM YOU!