Category: Domestic Violence Crimes

Domestic violence cases often get dismissed because of a lack of evidence, an accuser's history of false accusation, and an accuser’s failure to cooperate with the prosecutor or District Attorney.
In many cases, victims of domestic violence will attempt to defend themselves or their children from abusers by committing a violent act against the perpetrator.
Minnesota Vikings NFL star running back Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault. Peterson will avoid jail time and pay a $4,000 fine and court costs. He will also have to do 80 hours of community service. Peterson will also be on probation. If he successfully completes probation, he will avoid having this on his record. He was originally charged with felony reckless or negligent injury to a child for hitting his son with a wooden tree branch.
Adrian Peterson admitted that he smoked marijuana before taking a drug test last week.  He told the courthouse employee that he “smoked a little weed” prior to giving his urine sample. One of his conditions of release was to refrain from using illegal drugs. He posted a $15,000 bond in his felony child abuse case in Texas. The prosecutor is now trying to get his bail revoked and increased because Peterson violated his conditions of release. This would mean that he would be arrested again. Peterson’s conditions of release are broad and have no direct link to the facts of the case he was charged with.
Adrian Peterson made a speedy trial demand in his child abuse case. He will likely have his trial in November or December. He cannot play football until the case is over. He was suspended from the Minnesota Vikings for a child abuse allegations in Texas. In Minnesota, you can demand a speedy trial at any time during the court proceedings. A trial date has to be given to you within 60 days of the speedy trial demand. If not given within the 60-day period, there may be grounds for dismissal or appeal. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has won multiple cases where a speedy trial demand was made.