Livonia Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you have been charged with domestic violence in the City of Livonia you need to contact domestic violence lawyer, Aaron J. Boria (734) 453-7806.
Your case will be heard at the 16th District Court in Livonia. Judge Sean P. Kavanagh or Judge Kathleen J. McCann will preside over your case. Depending on who charges the case, the Livonia City Attorney’s Office, or the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office will be the attorney against you.
Domestic violence lawyer, Aaron J. Boria has won multiple domestic violence trials including both misdemeanors and felonies. We have also obtained countless countless dismissals of domestic violence charges. Call (734) 453-7806 today!
Domestic Violence Charges
In any criminal case, the prosecuting attorney must prove the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Every crime is made up of elements and domestic violence is no exception. The elements of domestic violence are read to the jury at the end of trial. The elements for domestic violence are:
The defendant is charged with the crime of domestic assault. To prove this charge, the prosecutor must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
First, that the defendant assaulted or battered.
A battery is the forceful, violent, or offensive touching of a person or something closely connected with him or her. The touching must have been intended by the defendant, that is, not accidental, and it must have been against the accuser’s will.
An assault is an attempt to commit a battery or an act that would cause a reasonable person to fear or apprehend an immediate battery. The defendant must have intended either to commit a battery or to make accuser reasonably fear an immediate battery. At the time of an assault, the defendant must have had the ability to commit a battery, or must have appeared to have the ability, or must have thought they had the ability.
Second, that at the time the accuser had a special relationship with the defendant such as a spouse, was the defendant’s former spouse, had a child in common with the defendant, was a resident or former resident of the same household as the defendant, or was a person with whom the defendant had or previously had a dating relationship. A “dating relationship” means frequent, intimate association primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional involvement. It does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between two individuals in a business or social context.
Domestic Violence Lawyer
Aaron J. Boria has won multiple domestic violence jury trials and obtained even more dismissals.
Domestic violence cannot happen by accident, so if it was an accident you should be found not guilty.
If you were acting in self-defense or the defense of another person you should be found not guilty.
In many cases the accuser is lying about what happened and made it up, if that is the case you should be found not guilty.
For more information about domestic violence in Michigan click here.
Call (734) 453-7806 today for a free consultation.