Being Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is any sort of aggressive or violent behavior directed toward a spouse or partner within the home. While it is a very serious issue, there are instances when people will falsely accuse their partner of domestic violence. If this applies to you, you should take some time to understand your situation and determine your next steps.
Understanding the Complications
If you have been accused of domestic violence, your situation will be complex for many reasons. The main reason is because domestic violence cases are taken very seriously by the law. This means that if any domestic violence case is brought forward, the victim, or alleged victim, will be protected at all costs. In many cases, emotional and mental abuse are taken just as seriously as a physical attack and these types of abuse can be very difficult to disprove. Unless you have very clear evidence, it can be difficult to prove your innocence and it’s even possible for enough evidence to be used to wrongfully convict you.
Complying with the Law
Everything you do will be scrutinized by the courts, so your best option is to comply with the law as much as possible. If you are told not to contact the victim, don’t contact them. If you are called in for a hearing, go willingly. The more you comply, the better chance you will have and the better this will reflect on your character. If you fail to cooperate, even in an attempt to prove your innocence, it can lead to further complications. It can help your case if you show the judge your true character by willingly cooperating and working with them.
Improving Your Case
Working with an attorney is the best thing you can do for your case. The law offices of Bradley Corbett can assist you in forming your case. These attorneys are experienced in how to defend those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence and they know what actions will help you win your case. In addition, you should gather as much evidence as possible and also recruit some character witnesses. It can be beneficial to have several people come forward to testify of your character.
It’s unfortunate that many people are falsely accused of domestic violence, and those individuals can feel stuck. If you are in this situation, know that there are actions you can take to help.
Talk to a Domestic Violence attorney to help you build your case.
Bradley Corbett is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah in 2004. Later he enrolled at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he participated in a prestigious internship program with the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Since then he has handled over 2,000 cases.