A South Carolina woman faces domestic violence charges after she stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel on Christmas Eve. Helen Ann Williams was waiting for her husband to come home on Christmas Eve because he was supposed to be bringing a case of beer. When Williams' husband arrived without the beer in tow reports indicate that she became violent, broke a ceramic squirrel over her husband's head, and then used the sharp pieces to slice him near his shoulder and chest.
When officer's arrived on scene they found the husband at a neighbor's home suffering from deep cuts to his shoulder and chest, as well as a cut on his face. The domestic violence victim told police that he was not able to pick up the requested case of beer because the stores were all closed, but that his wife was not willing to accept that response. As for Williams, she denied all alleged domestic violence and claimed that her husband fell and cut himself on the squirrel statue.
The victim was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Williams was held at a South Carolina jail following her arrest for domestic violence. Bond was set at $10,000.00 and Williams could face thousands more in fines and years of jail time related to the incident.
Domestic violence charges are serious and often do not involve ceramic squirrels and false promises of beer. However, domestic violence can be instigated or perpetuated by alcohol use and often involve serious matters that are emotionally charged and very specific to the individuals involved. Those charged with domestic violence and other violent crimes face stiff penalties, including jail time and even the loss of custody of children. An attorney with experience handling domestic violence charges can help you to develop a defense strategy tailored to the specifics of your case.
The first step to addressing charges of domestic violence is often to obtain qualified legal counsel. The criminal defense attorneys at Brown Law Offices have worked on hundreds of domestic violence cases and they understand how to approach these, often emotional, cases. Call our office today to speak with an attorney and discuss your case during a free consultation. (702) 405-0505.