Tips for Trying Family Violence Cases to Judges and Juries. Dana Nelson Assistant District Attorney Travis County, Texas [email protected] Dana’s Motto. Has a crime occurred? Can I prove a crime occurred? Should I prove a crime occurred?. Identify Defendant Identify Victim
Assistant District Attorney
Travis County, Texas
Manner and Means
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Prior FV history
D’s conduct after
FV ExpertProof for Trial:
Evidence of offense is credible and corroborated
Determine the primary aggressor:
- Civil cases are for money
- Civil lawyers have to do what their client wants
- Who does the prosecutor work for?
Opportunity for privacy
Only ask if you really only have one witness.