Accused Of Domestic Violence? Learn How To Get Help Fighting These Accusations

Date: July 5, 2017

When someone is falsely accused of committing an act of domestic violence, it can ruin their life. Someone who is dealing with these kinds of accusations being made against them could quickly lose their job, their relationship and even their closest loved ones. Even if an individual is eventually able to prove that he or she did not commit the domestic violence act, the person’s reputation could be ruined.

There are times when people are wrongly accused out of spite. Those people actually become the victims themselves. They are shamed and treated poorly because people believe they committed terrible acts of violence against someone else. There are times when people are upset and downright angry, so they come up with a revenge idea to accuse a person of violence when they know deep down inside that those acts never really occurred.

Each case is different. It is for that reason that anyone who is facing allegations of domestic violence should reach out to a legal representative who could stand by them, hear their side of the story and ultimately provide the support that is needed during such a difficult time. There are opportunities where individuals can receive free evaluations during a consultation with an experienced attorney.

Aside from reaching out to a legal representative to get help and support, those who are accused of such a terrible act should try to take some action themselves. It is always best to avoid the person who is accusing the defendant of such a terrible crime. Trying to reach out to them to find out why they are making up lies in the first place may not be the best decision because it could be viewed as harassment.

If someone is in a relationship with another person and they have a feeling their partner may try to accuse them of this type of violence simply because they have emotional problems, it may be best for the individual to distance themselves. While distancing themselves, they should take some time to reach out to a domestic violence lawyer to talk about some of the different things that are going on within the relationship. It is never a bad idea to take advantage of a free consultation. If you are in this kind of situation, you do not necessarily have to put forth any money to get professional legal advice from someone with lots of experience.

If you are dealing with this type of situation at the moment, attempt to document everything. For example, the person who is accusing you of domestic violence could be the one causing problems for you in the first place. If at all possible, try to record any altercations so that you have visual proof of what is really going on. If the person takes any of your possessions, make note of that as well.

And, you could always choose to press charges against the individual. You cannot trust someone who is emotionally unstable and repeatedly acting out against you, even if you love them. If the accuser wants to take some of your belongings, do not hesitate to make a police report right away. The report would be on record and would be an indication that the accuser is not stable at the moment.

If you have concerns because you have noticed your relationship is not what it used to be and the other person is acting completely different, you should tell people about it. Confide in close friends and family who would be able to vouch for you if something were to go down. When an accuser makes false reports about abuse, some family and friends will believe those reports and stop talking to you altogether. It is important that they know what is really going on long before any kind of serious accusations come out in an attempt to destroy your reputation.

Taking the time to document things, speak with an attorney and confide in people you are close with could help you out in the long run. Also, learn what happens in court for domestic violence so you will know what to expect. Being falsely accused of domestic violence is quite serious. However, you can take steps to keep this situation from ruining your life.

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.