Domestic Violence Defense
As a Framingham, Massachusetts domestic violence lawyer, Daniel Cappetta has helped clients handle sensitive personal situations that are thrust into the light of the court process by an unfortunate arrest. Domestic violence charges are among the most sensitive and serious charges a person can face. Often these charges occur between husbands and wives, same sex partners, domestic partners, parents and children, or even siblings. In addition to the usual stress that comes with criminal charges, these charges bring the additional stress that a family's private arguments will now be the subject of a criminal investigation. In Massachusetts, domestic violence is taken very seriously by police and prosecutors.
When the police encounter a situation where they believe an incident of domestic violence has occurred, they are trained to make an arrest even if the situation appears to have calmed down, and nobody appears to be in danger at the time of their response. As a result of this policy, police tend to make arrests in domestic violence situations in the majority of responses to domestic violence calls.
Often domestic violence charges result from a volatile family or romantic relationship that spins momentarily out of control, but often returns to normal quickly. Sometimes shortly after the incident ends both parties decide they do not want any further action to occur in court. However, the District Attorney's office can choose to continue to prosecute the case even if the alleged victim does not want them to proceed. In these situations, it is essential to have an experienced attorney in your corner to ensure that the charges are defended against with the strongest possible methods.
If you have been arrested for domestic violence charges, you can be sure the District Attorney's office will make every effort to prosecute the case against you. If you are facing domestic violence charges, you need a Framingham defense lawyer who knows Massachusetts domestic violence laws, and can prepare an aggressive defense to protect your reputation and future.
As a former domestic violence prosecutor Attorney Cappetta knows what prosecutors are likely to do in cases where an accusation of domestic violence has been made. As a Framingham domestic violence lawyer Daniel Cappetta has helped countless clients get domestic violence charges dismissed without any legal finding being made against them. If you have been accused of domestic violence, contact Attorney Cappetta immediately for a free consultation on your case.