Hennepin County, MN 2014
The politics of domestic assault continue to ignore the rights of the accused and minimize the need for investigation and common sense. Flase charges are not uncommon, and the falsely accused feel helpless, having perhaps lost possession of their home, temporary custody of their kids, and had their movements and contact restricted. It often politically incorrect to doubt the words of an accuser, particulary a woman. Sadly, however, we have created a system that does provide incentive to manufacture domestic assault allegations. Most of this surrounds the speed with which various mechanisms move when a domestic assault charge is made.
However, with hard work and pressure, Alex De Marco secured a great result for a veteran. He was accused of domestic assault, and his ex-girlfriend attempted to paint his client as some sort of dangerous person due to his diagnosis of post traumatic stress. Alex detests the stereotyping of veterans as dangerous, knowing that many manage PTSD with no psychotic or violent symptoms whatsoever. Alex was able to dig deep into the history of the alleged victim, and discovered she had made false accusations of domestic assault in the past, and not just against his client. Alex subpoenaed officers involved in these cases who had noted the inconsistencies of prior stories. Despite some concerning though inconsistent physical evidence in his client’s case, Alex secured an arrangement whereby his client would complete some programming, not plead to anything, and ultimately have his case dismissed in a year. The client was able to keep his honorable discharge and is now a successful small business owner.
If you’ve been charged with domestic assault, you need the services of a criminal defense attorney right away. In particular, veterans and active duty military face consequences for their discharge and their firearm rights and ability to serve. It’s about more than beating a charge. It’s about honoring those who have served, and taking into account their unique interests. Contact Alex De Marco today at 651-503-8394.