What Is Needed to Prove Domestic Violence?


Criminal charges of any kind can change your life. Being charged with a crime changes how your friends and family see you and depending on the outcome of your trial, charges can follow you and affect your future educational or career aspects. Domestic violence charges are no different.


In the court of law, charges must be proven without reasonable doubt, which usually means it’s up to the prosecution to provide the evidence that a crime happened. This requires key pieces of information from eyewitness testimonies as well as physical evidence that must be found, collected, analyzed, and proven to be correct in order to prove anything.


Evidence Needed

If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you’ll need a defense attorney to represent and defend you at trial. Evidence is the main contributing factor to a guilty verdict in any case. What does the evidence in a domestic violence case look like?

  1. Past history - this includes evidence such as phone calls made and eyewitness reports and/or testimonies.

  2. Police reports - statements taken at the time of any police visits which will record if the alleged victim was hurt or threatened, and whether an arrest was made or not.

  3. Other physical evidence - this can include medical records for the treatment of injuries, photos of physical marks left from any alleged altercations, photos of damaged items from alleged altercations, etc.


All evidence must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in the court of law in order for the verdict to come back as guilty.

Defending Domestic Violence Charges

Our attorney will never take a statement as a matter of fact. Instead, she will analyze the evidence available and determine if there were any hidden intentions into an allegation of abuse. Our firm works to get the best possible outcome for our clients, no matter the charges.


At The Toney Law Firm, we look at all the facts to determine what really happened and can guide you to the best course of action for your future. Contact our team at (888) 473-4058 for representation.

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