Reasons Why a Prosecutor May Drop Domestic Violence Charges

Getting charged with domestic violence can be scary. You could be facing jail time, domestic violence classes, fines, and other consequences. It can also be very disruptive to relationships if the court issues a no contact order.  That’s why it’s critical to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.

Here are some reasons why a prosecutor may drop domestic violence charges. 

The “Victim” Was Lying

In some cases, the alleged victim was actually lying about what happened.  Perhaps they sought revenge because of something you did, or they are trying to get something they want. An experienced attorney can help identify inconsistencies in their story which strengthens your case. 

It Was Self-Defense

You may have struck someone out of self-defense because they were coming after you. Self-defense is not illegal. However, you cannot use more force than necessary – i.e. shoot a gun when someone is throwing punches – but you are absolutely allowed to stick up for yourself so that you don’t get hurt. 

There’s a Lack of Evidence

There needs to be credible evidence to convict you of domestic violence. If there isn’t, the prosecutor doesn’t have a case. 

With the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney like David Lousteau, you can combat these charges and hopefully have the charges reduced – or dropped altogether. 

Contact The Law Office of David Lousteau

Were you arrested for domestic violence in the state of Washington, Olympia, or Lacey area? Then contact The Law Office of David Lousteau, PLLC for your free consultation. We fight for you and defend the rights of the accused. Visit us online or call us at (360) 493-2600 for an immediate response. We look forward to helping you with your case.

The Law Office of David Lousteau, PLLC

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