Domestic violence is a serious crime, and courts take allegations of such offenses seriously. Judges will generally err on the side of caution when it comes to protecting the safety of members of the household – especially when children are involved. However, sometimes in cases of a contentious divorce, an aggrieved ex may falsely claim that their spouse was abusive. This may be a vengeful decision designed to keep their spouse from gaining custody of their children. However, false allegations can backfire – and may even result in the accuser losing their parental rights.
How to fight back
If you are facing false allegations of domestic violence, it can be easy to become upset and let your emotions get the better of you. However, it’s important to stay calm and focus on being as cooperative as possible throughout the investigation. Allegations are merely claims, and a good Domestic Violence Attorney can employ a variety of tactics to disprove what your spouse has claimed:
Your spouse was actually the aggressor. It may be surprising to learn that many times, the aggressor in a domestic dispute is actually the one to call the police and accuse the victim of wrongdoing. The police may not take the time to investigate all of the facts at the time of writing up the incident report – but your lawyer will.
You were acting in self-defense. Self-defense is legal; domestic violence is not. If you were acting with reasonable force to protect yourself or your family from real or reasonably expected danger, your lawyer can help to prove this.
Poke holes in the story. When someone makes false allegations of a crime, it’s common for their story to be inconsistent throughout the course of the case. What they report to the police or to paramedics may later change course as the case progresses. A good criminal defense attorney will remain astute and find such inconsistencies to help weaken the accuser’s case.
These are just some of the ways that an experienced domestic violence attorney can work to get your charges dropped. Even if you know that your spouse’s domestic violence allegations are false, it’s important to understand that these charges will not go away on their own. It’s critical to have a strong legal advocate on your side to defend your future. You want a former Domestic Prosecutor on your side. Be proactive and call (619) 736-3375.
Finding Exonerating Evidence
Most domestic violence cases consist of at least two vastly different accounts of what actually led to the 911 call and resulted in your arrest – the accuser and yours. When you hire the Premier Domestic Violence Law Group, we gather the following evidence in your defense. Call to have a strong legal advocate on your side to defend your future. You want a former Domestic Prosecutor on your side. Be proactive and call (619) 736-3375.
Company Name: Premier Domestic Violence Law Group
Contact Person: Mark L. Deniz, Esq.
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Phone: (619) 736-3375
Country: United States