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Defending yourself amid false domestic violence allegations

| Sep 7, 2020 | Criminal Defense |

If you are facing domestic violence allegations that involve fabricated details or the charges are completely baseless, you need to immediately identify strategies to protect yourself. These accusations will likely impact your life in many different ways, whether you have difficulties regarding your career, other relationships (including lifelong friends and relatives) or even face the possibility of time behind bars. 

Sadly, many lives are turned upside down because of domestic violence allegations that are untrue. 

Reviewing the reasons why false domestic violence allegations surface

There are various reasons why people decide to bring up false domestic violence cases. Sometimes, revenge is the primary motivating factor, while others try to gain an edge in a child custody dispute. Often, people are very bitter when their marriage ends and they simply want to destroy their former spouse’s life. In fact, some people believe they are domestic violence victims when no laws were broken and they were never subjected to abuse, and some people want to prevent their ex from finding a new partner because of their shattered reputation. 

Reviewing the consequences of domestic violence charges

Domestic violence charges carry harsh penalties and according to the Attorney General of Texas, authorities in the state reported more than 194,000 family violence incidents. However, some of these cases were undoubtedly based on lies and false allegations. If you are facing these allegations, you need to look into your legal options and understand ways to protect your reputation, finances and even your freedom. If you are a parent, you also need to carefully consider how this case will impact your relationship with your kids and your ability to play a role in their lives.