Domestic violence is not something to be taken lightly. When someone accuses you of domestic violence, it can result in imprisonment or even a felony charge. It can also lead to restraining orders, loss of child custody, and many more negative consequences.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly accused of domestic violence charges, what can you do?
If possible, act in advance.
Usually, unfounded charges won’t come out of the blue. A wrongful accusation of this nature is generally made by an irrational, emotionally unstable person, so it’s possible you’ll see the signs coming before they even file charges against you.
One step you might take is to notify family members and close friends in advance.
After being charged, you might seek to prove the accuser is unstable, or have someone trustworthy attest to your character. If you know why the accuser has falsely filed charges (such as jealousy over an affair, etc.) then that will help your case even more.
Remain calm and cooperative.
If you’ve been wrongly accused, it’s natural that you will be upset. But losing your temper will not help your case in the slightest. Instead, it’s best to remain calm and cool-headed, cooperating with police and the court. You want to prove that you are not a violent, irrational person, so keep this in mind!
Hire a defense attorney.
You’re innocent, so why would you need a lawyer? Actually, it’s best to have an experienced advocate on your side. Our Atlanta firm can provide you with a defense attorney who can give you time-tested legal advice – and a strategic defense in court to defend all of your rights.