There where marks and scratches on the body from the fight and she wrote a statement and they took pictures ...do i have a chance to beat it? If me and my partner are on the same side and dont want to prosecute me ?
No one in this forum can accurately comment of the outcome of a particular case; no one here has reviewed the evidence in the State's possession. Call an attorney. Good luck.
An attorney who has reviewed all of the evidence against you is the only one who might be able to give you an opinion about whether or not the State can prove its case against you. If you haven't done so already, you need to hire an attorney or ask the court to appoint one to represent you.
There is no way to determine the likelihood of getting your case reduced or dismissed without reviewing the State's evidence. Only your attorney has access to the evidence in your case. If you do not already have an attorney, you need to start interviewing people immediately. If the complaining witness does not want you prosecuted, this will help in your defense (however, it is up to the DA, not the complainant, to decide whether a case is prosecuted or dismissed).
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Just depends on the circumstances. You should hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your case. Avvo is a great place to find one. Use the find a lawyer tab above, enter Domestic Violence in Dallas TX, read the reviews, call around, prices and experience will vary greatly. Good luck.
I am a Dallas area criminal defense attorney and former State prosecutor. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice. This answer does not form an attorney-client relationship.
Beating it when they have solid evidence of an injury often means that the facts support reasonable doubt for a legal justification. Legal justifications are not moral justifications, so this can get tricky and it is not for the squeamish. Your attorney doesn't make the facts, she just helps put your best foot forward to maximize your chances. The most likely legal justifications in a domestic violence case are Self Defense or Protection of Property as defined in chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code.
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