In every domestic violence criminal case, the prosecution bears the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof is always on the prosecution and never the client, plus the jury’s verdict must be unanimous. Domestic violence matters are always highly emotional, high conflict and particularly complex as they often intersect with issues related to divorce, custody, use and possession of a family home and/or vehicle, and often a concurrent pending Protective Order matter. Generally, in a domestic violence case, the State will charge the Defendant with either First Degree Assault or Second Degree Assault.
In Maryland, many Domestic Violence cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. At Houlon Berman, we take each and every Domestic Violence case one by one with an eye toward achieving the best possible result for our clients, understanding the additional dimensions that often accompany domestic violence matters. Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad experience representing clients successfully in all parts of their Domestic Violence related cases including Protective Order hearings and family law court. Our success derives from our years of experience handling these cases in Maryland (including Rockville, Upper Marlboro and D.C.), uncompromising commitment to our clients and hard work. Our clients receive a robust and aggressive defense in each and every case.
If you have a Domestic Violence case in Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, Bowie, Greenbelt, College Park, Laurel, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, or anywhere else in the State of Maryland, please contact us.