Are you wondering how to win a protection order hearing or a domestic violence case because you have been wrongfully accused of a domestic crime? The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg can help
Do you need to know how to win a protection order hearing because you or a loved one has been falsely accused of a domestic crime? The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg has represented a multitude of clients who have been falsely-accused of crimes in the areas of Belmont, Boston, and Lowell, Massachusetts. We understand that ulterior motives are very possible with these charges and our defense strategies have been successful in proving this before.
You do not need to take on these charges alone. Our understanding of the legal system in conjunction with our training and past experiences with similar crimes will help us guide you through the process. Contact our firm today to discuss the specifics of your case during a free consultation. You can schedule your free consultation online or by calling directly now: 978-221-2503.
When the alleged victim attempts to drop charges, but the prosecution does not agree
It is not uncommon for the domestic partner, who is the alleged victim, change their mind about the charges and wish to have them dismissed or dropped. Unfortunately, there are many prosecutors that will ignore the wishes of the accuser and continue with the charges as they have been levied.
There are some options for instances like these. For instance, if the alleged victim and the defendant are legally married, the alleged victim can refuse to testify by asserting a marital privilege. Even if the alleged victim and the accused are not legally married, the alleged victim may have grounds to refuse to testify by asserting their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Often times the prosecutor will not be able to prove the case at trial without the alleged victim’s testimony.
We take a gentler approach and work collectively in cases where the accuser desires to have the charges dropped but the prosecution refuses to honor their wishes. When the alleged victim aims for a conviction, however, we take a much more aggressive approach.
Protecting the rights of clients against malicious accusations
There can be ulterior motives in scenarios where family members wish to see the accused charged and convicted of a heinous crime. Our team has worked tirelessly to successfully show that alleged victims can be falsely accused. Some of these ulterior motives have included attempts to gain full child custody after a divorce, revenge, or the desire to cover up one’s own offense or illegal activity.
The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg takes an aggressive approach when the alleged victim is working with the prosecution to convict and punish our client. The alleged victim is investigated until we determine the motive for the false accusation. If the case goes to trial, then cross-examination of the witness is used to expose the ulterior motive and show the jury that the testimony is baseless.
It is important to have an experienced domestic violence lawyer in Massachusetts on your side to receive your best possible outcome. If you or someone you love has been wrongfully charged with domestic abuse or a restraining order violation, please contact us for a free consultation. We have offices in Belmont, MA and Lowell, MA and we represent clients in courts throughout the Greater Boston Area, north of Boston, and Metrowest Boston. Call now: 978-221-2503.