can i be prosecuted for domestic assault just because someone says they saw me hit my wife,even when my wife says its not true

can I be prosecuted for domestic assault just because someone says they saw me hit my wife. even when my wife says that its not true

Asked on May 16, 2016 under Criminal Law, Tennessee


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

While a prosecution would be easier with your wife's cooperation, the state can still go forward with a case against you. If there is other evidence supporting your committing the crime, you can be prosecuted. At this point you should consult with a criminal law attorney in your area; they can best advise you further.

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