Leading criminal defense attorney Kristin Paulding, founding partner at 7 Cities Law in Virginia Beach, VA, outlines how to get the best outcome when accused of family violence. For more information please visit https://7citieslaw.com
— In a recent interview, criminal defense attorney Kristin Paulding, founding partner at 7 Cities Law in Virginia Beach, VA, revealed how to get the best outcome when accused of family violence.
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When asked to comment, Paulding said, “Increasing rates of domestic violence throughout the country means a rise in accusations of family violence. Being accused of a serious crime does not have to end poorly, and there are things you can do to mitigate the fallout.”
One of the most important ways to increase the chance of a successful outcome of a domestic violence accusation is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
“There are several reasons why someone might choose to self-represent – but don’t. A criminal defense attorney who has tried hundreds of cases will have the resources to craft a strong defense through an independent investigation and by anticipating the prosecution’s arguments,” she said.
Paulding went on to say, “Allowing a defense attorney to act as your representative in dealing with law enforcement is critical to protecting yourself, and getting the best results in your case.”
“The statements you make can, and will be used against you in court. You can tell law enforcement your first and last name, and your basic identifiers (Social Security Number, Date of Birth), but allow your lawyer to be your representative and to speak on your behalf for everything else. After hiring a lawyer, any decision made regarding your case must first pass through your legal counsel,” Paulding added.
When accused of a serious offense such as domestic violence, the best thing to do is take immediate action.
“Time is crucial in criminal cases. The sooner you contact an experienced attorney after being accused, the better chance you have for a favorable outcome. Not taking quick action will allow prosecutors more time to build a strong case against you, and could allow law enforcement to continue to fail to take into account your own side of the story, as delivered to them through your attorney whose words can never be used against you,” she said.
Hiring a seasoned defense lawyer will also help the case move along more quickly.
Paulding added, “Criminal defense attorneys with years of experience in the courtroom are knowledgeable about the process, and will be able to pursue the best course of action on your behalf without needless and often damaging delays in resolving your case."
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