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10 Essential Steps to Take When Charged with Domestic Violence in South Mississippi


10 Essential Steps to Take When Charged with Domestic Violence in South Mississippi
10 Essential Steps to Take When Charged with Domestic Violence in South Mississippi

Unfortunately, Domestic Violence charges are common in South Mississippi. Over the years I’ve put together a short list of important points for people charged with Domestic Violence. As a domestic violence defense attorney I write this blog to let you know you're not alone.  Here’s a list of 10 Essential Steps to Take When Charged with Domestic Violence in South Mississippi:

 

1.   Hire a criminal defense attorney immediately and follow their advice.

2.  Don’t be discouraged. It’s easy for an accuser to file a domestic violence case and have someone arrested. But that doesn’t mean it’s a strong case that will result in a conviction. You have legal rights, including the right to present a complete defense.

3.   Understand your rights. Don’t try to explain the incident to the police or answer their questions. Instead, tell the police you want a lawyer present.

4.   If the incident happened while you were using drugs or alcohol, your lawyer may be able to use this fact in your favor. Begin going to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, or seek help from a professional. Keep a log of all meetings and treatment while your case is pending. However, don’t discuss the details of your case in any meeting or with any professional other than your lawyer.

5.   Gather evidence and documentation. Save all text messages, emails, social media posts, and any other digital evidence that may be relevant to your case. Do this as soon as possible before the evidence disappears. Never alter or delete any digital evidence, even if you think it’s bad for your case. Instead, save it all and give it to your lawyer.

6.   Avoid contact with the alleged victim – directly or indirectly – without your lawyer’s approval.

7.   Don’t discuss the incident on social media.

8.   Don’t possess a firearm while your case is pending, except on the advice of your lawyer.

9.   Continue to abide by the law. Don’t make your case more difficult to defend by getting another criminal charge – such as a DUI.

10.  Be honest with your attorney. Tell your lawyer everything. Don’t rely on your own judgments about what your lawyer needs to know.


In conclusion, navigating the complexities of a domestic violence accusation requires more than just legal knowledge; it demands a dedicated advocate who understands the intricacies of the law and the nuances of each unique case.


With over two decades of experience defending the accused, I, Sean Buckley, am committed to providing a defense that is meticulously tailored to the specific details of your case. Your rights, your future, and your freedom are my top priorities. Trust in a defense that is built on a foundation of experience, compassion, and unwavering dedication.


Contact the Law Offices of Sean Buckley today to ensure that your side of the story is heard and your defense is robustly presented. Serving clients in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Gautier, and South Mississippi.


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