Facing charges for domestic violence can have a serious impact on your life. It can have detrimental effects on your relationships, your career, and your reputation. If you have been charged with domestic violence, there are several potential defenses that your domestic violence attorney at De Bruin Law Firm could use during your trial.

Wrong Suspect

A defendant may claim that they were not the perpetrator of the abuse; someone else was. To establish innocence, there are a variety of potential options. For example, the defense attorney may present evidence that the defendant was not near the scene of the crime, or that the defendant has an alibi.

Deliberately False Allegations

Sometimes, individuals will make false allegations of domestic violence to spite their partners. This is most common in divorce or child custody cases. If this is your situation, your domestic violence attorney will look for inconsistencies in the accuser’s story, usually by looking at police records and the accounts of eyewitnesses.


Another possible defense of domestic violence would be a claim of self-defense, or protection of children. This could work if the defendant was facing imminent danger, responded proportionally to this threat, and did not instigate the incident.

Insufficient Evidence

Most commonly, a defendant will argument that there is not sufficient proof of the accusation. You cannot be convicted of domestic violence without sufficient evidence of abuse.

If you are facing domestic violence charges, contact De Bruin Law Firm. We can do our best to protect your rights and defend your future. Call today.

What will a criminal defense attorney do for my case?

Once I have evaluated your case I will provide you an overview of your case. This will describe among other things the criminal law process, how we will work together to navigate the criminal justice system, and what expectation I have for you as a client and what expectations you should have for me as your defense attorney.

What should my attorney do to prepare my case for trial?

I collect not only the evidence that the government is required to supply, but also gather my own evidence for your defense as well. I will talk to witnesses, look for other video from third party sources, and go to the scene of the alleged offense. I believe your case is far to important not to go the extra mile to insure we know all the facts for your case, to provide you the best possible defense.

What do I need to do to help my attorney defend me?

No one cares more about your case than you. While we prepare your case, we also prepare your for trial. The one thing we need most from you is total honesty. Remember, everything you and I talk about is confidential. I am on your side.

For Drug offense cases, we may require you to look into a rehabilitation facility. I have had client’s charged with drug crimes who unfortunately we suffering from serious addiction and needed help, not jail. When I was able to convince those clients to make the difficult decision and enter a rehabilitation facility it helped create a positive situation that made negotiating their case more favorable. Many criminal cases last over a year. If I can help get a client suffering from an addition on the path to recovery while defending them from their criminal drug charges, their future becomes much more optimistic, and often, so does their case. Changing your life prior to trial or before a plea will greatly decrease your changes of going to jail. We are here to help not only with your legal needs, but also to help you in life. We have seen success stories and want you to be one too.

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

Your attorney’s fees will be based on multiple things including but not limited to, the severity of the crime, the evidence against you, prior convictions, and the amount of jail time your are facing if convicted. For criminal defense services I charge my client’s a flat fee on almost all cases at the start of their case. Therefore, you know how much your case will cost on day one.

I also am aware that  many people are unable to afford to pay thousands of dollars upfront. In order to better serve my clients I offer a payment plan option. If you’d like to see if you qualify for our criminal defense payment plan option please contact us by using our form, or call us directly at (864) 372-2896.

Who will handle my case?

How do you know the attorney you hire is the attorney who will represent you during the entire process? I personally guarantee that I will handle every part of your criminal case, you will not be passed of t a junior attorney.

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If you are arrested for a felony, misdemeanor, DUI, or serious traffic offense in Greenville, SC or the surrounding area, Aaron De Bruin provides aggressive defense of his clients’ rights, freedom, and driving privileges. We have someone available to speak to you 24 hours/7 days per week. Our firm will even arrange in-house financing in certain cases. Call us today at 864-372-2896 to arrange a free no obligation confidential consultation.