There is no other area of the law more prone to false accusations than domestic violence. Many times, a spouse or partner may accuse someone of a domestic violence act for their own personal gain. This may be due to a pending divorce or child custody suit. When an officer is called to the scene of a domestic disturbance, recent changes in the law almost require him or her to make an arrest.
Many people fail to fully grasp how an allegation of domestic violence can adversely affect their life. In fact, it not only jeopardizes their freedom, but also adversely affects their family, professional reputation, and ability to possess firearms. You should not take allegations of domestic violence lightly.
It is important to understand that an arrest for domestic violence can lead the court to issue an emergency protective order, which prohibits you from going within a certain distance of the victim. If you live with the victim, the order will prohibit you from returning home until the order expires or the court lifts it. If you violate a protective order, the state can charge you with an additional crime.
If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, or if you are currently living in a household experiencing domestic violence, you may have questions about the following areas of law:
· Restraining / Protective Order Hearings
· Domestic Assault
· Domestic Battery
· Child Abuse
If you are arrested for domestic violence or another violent crime, your time to protect your rights is limited. Contact us today to discuss your case.