In Arthur L. Pressman Law Blog, Domestic Violence

Question:

I saw it, and the defendant didn’t hit her, he only pushed her off of when she attacked him. They violated his probation and charged him with inflicting corporal injury. Both me and the victim have written statements saying he didn’t do anything. Will they actually go to trial for domestic violence anyway or drop it based on our statements.

Answer:

Yes, it happens often. I have advise clients that the prosecutors in Domestic Violence cases often ignore the wishes of the complainant since they always seem to know better. If the complainant doesn’t appear or testify they have a hard time proving the case.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of domestic violence in New York, contact Attorney Arthur Pressman for dedicated representation.

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