How should I prepare for a domestic violence trial?

As with any trial, preparation is essential.

Despite the shortened time frame in which a domestic violence hearing usually takes place, you and your witnesses must be thoroughly prepared.

Your testimony should emphasize the fear you experienced but without lapsing into exaggeration.

Medical reports, photographs, other physical evidence, and the judge’s own examination of the victim’s injuries can supplement the testimony.

Have all of your evidence to support your claims of domestic violence prepared and well organized to present in court. Highlight important facts and show the court in a manner than is easy to read or observe.


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