Facing charges for domestic violence can have a serious impact on your life. It can have detrimental effects on your relationships, your career, and your reputation. If you have been charged with domestic violence, there are several potential defenses that your domestic violence attorney at De Bruin Law Firm could use during your trial.

Wrong Suspect

A defendant may claim that they were not the perpetrator of the abuse; someone else was. To establish innocence, there are a variety of potential options. For example, the defense attorney may present evidence that the defendant was not near the scene of the crime, or that the defendant has an alibi.

Deliberately False Allegations

Sometimes, individuals will make false allegations of domestic violence to spite their partners. This is most common in divorce or child custody cases. If this is your situation, your domestic violence attorney will look for inconsistencies in the accuser’s story, usually by looking at police records and the accounts of eyewitnesses.


Another possible defense of domestic violence would be a claim of self-defense, or protection of children. This could work if the defendant was facing imminent danger, responded proportionally to this threat, and did not instigate the incident.

Insufficient Evidence

Most commonly, a defendant will argument that there is not sufficient proof of the accusation. You cannot be convicted of domestic violence without sufficient evidence of abuse.

If you are facing domestic violence charges, contact De Bruin Law Firm. We can do our best to protect your rights and defend your future. Call today.