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Putting Your Past Behind You: How to Move on From Domestic Violence Charges

There are very few crimes that can reshape a family’s dynamic the way that domestic violence charges can. Simply being charged with domestic violence is enough to change your life forever.

The good news is that domestic violence charges do not have to change your life forever, and by following a few steps, you can move forward with your life.

As the world begins to return to normalcy, it’s important to understand how to move on from your past charges and start a fresh life.

Remember that You Are Not the Victim

It’s extremely common for individuals who have been charged with domestic violence to feel like they are the victims, especially when their lives are negatively impacted in significant ways.

Situation 1 - Let’s pretend that you were in a fight with your significant other, things got heated, and the police were called and informed of a domestic violence incident. You know for a fact that you did not hurt anyone, but when the police arrive, you are arrested on the spot. You’re now facing charges for a crime you didn’t commit, and the allegations alone have reshaped your life.

Situation 2 - This time, let’s pretend that you did, in fact, harm someone that you love. You know that you aren’t violent, and you’re not sure what got into you. Now you’re facing charges for domestic violence and will almost definitely see your life change in countless ways.

Regardless of the situation, it’s crucial to remember that life is not always fair, and seeing yourself as the victim in either of the situations above will do anything to help your situation. While you can’t change the past, you can make an attempt to change how you act in the future, and taking accountability for your actions is the first step in the right direction.

Schweitzer & Davidian Can Help

While there is hope for a brighter future, we understand that you may still be dealing with pending domestic violence charges. If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence and you’re looking to move forward and begin fresh, our team at Schweitzer & Davidian is here to help.

Call us today (559) 206-2322 to learn more about how our team can help you fight for a better future.