Domestic Battery – Not Guilty After Trial

My client was accused of whipping his minor child numerous times in the leg with a belt causing multiple/excessive red and blue whip marks and contusions. The victim was treated at the hospital. My client admitted that he did whip the victim, striking her several times with the belt and even stated that it was the same belt he was wearing. We went to trial. At trial, we convinced the Judge that the state did not prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt and he found the client not guilty of domestic battery and dismissed the accompanying order of protection.