As a CDV defense attorney representing clients throughout South Carolina, I am seeing a steady increase in the number of woman who contact my office after being arrested. Many times the woman is the one who called 911, seeking help to diffuse an argument or accuse their partner of domestic violence.
I believe that the increase in woman finding themselves arrested for CDV is due to a variety of factors:
- Woman who try to protect their partner from an arrest may not tell the police the entire story;
- Police officers have been trained to consider the woman as the primary aggressor;
- Men who have been arrested for CDV before may know what to say to the police to keep themselves from being charged, resulting in the woman's arrest;
- South Carolina law doesn't require that there be actual physical injuries to sustain a CDV charge, therefore woman are equally capable of violating the law even against larger, stronger men;
Woman sometimes think that the law will someone protect them when confronted with a domestic abuse allegation, after they have been arrested however they will find that they are treated just like a many would be. Woman have to deal with no contact bond restrictions, the no drop policy and the substantial penalties that come with pleading guilty or being convicted.
If you or a loved one has been charged with any CDV offense in South Carolina contact the Lexington Criminal Defense lawyers at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, today. We offer free consultations in our office located at 316 South Lake Drive, Lexington, South Carolina 29072. During your consultation we will discuss with you all aspects of your case, including how to seek to modify any no contact order as well as what strategies may be available for you to help avoid a CDV conviction. We can be reached by calling (803) 359-3301.