Can Voluntary Counseling Completed Before Trial Help My Domestic Violence Case?
We absolutely believe that it will help your case if you do domestic violence counseling, or anger management counseling, upfront before the trial. I recommend to almost every single person I represent in a domestic violence case to do the counseling upfront. A lot of times, people are reluctant to do the counseling and think that it may be some sort of indication of guilt or some sort of admission of wrongdoing, but the fact of the matter is my clients who do the counseling upfront routinely get better results in their cases than my clients who do not. I get more dismissals, more reductions, get the charges dropped more frequently for my clients who do the counseling upfront as opposed to my clients who do not do the counseling.
Additionally, if the case goes forward to trial and we have to end up arguing to a jury or a judge about what the punishment should be in the event that we don’t win at trial, we can make a much stronger argument for a lessened probation sentence or for a probation sentence and reduced jail time if you’ve already done the counseling upfront. A lot of time prosecutors will want to hang on to a charge in order to have the punishment of probation to ensure that a defendant does perform the counseling and we can take this motivation away from the prosecutors to where they are no longer seeking a conviction, and sometimes no longer seeking the probation if the defendant does domestic violence counseling upfront. That is why we always recommend to our clients that we represent in domestic violence cases to do the domestic violence counseling upfront.
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