Domestic violence charges are taken extremely seriously by legislators,
prosecutors, and law enforcement. As a result, it often takes little more
than an accusation based on a supposed victim’s word for charges
to be levied and an arrest to be made. This is particularly true in cases
where the accuser is a woman and the accused is her husband, partner,
spouse, or roommate. While it’s a good thing that these claims are
treated with the seriousness that they deserve for those who really
are victims of domestic violence, this has created an environment that fosters
false accusations for unscrupulous purposes such as revenge, attention,
compassion, or even to steal assets and get out of a relationship without
False accusations can be life-changing. In many cases, those who are accused
often do everything in their power to make the accusations known to everyone
from the accused’s employer to their friends and family in an effort
to try to slander their reputation. These can be exceedingly difficult
to fight back against, but you can start by following these three tips.
Protect Your Valuables
Those who are emotionally or mentally unstable enough to file false domestic
violence charges against you may also be looking to steal some of your
most precious possessions and prevent you from getting them back by locking
you up in jail. This may seem ludicrous, but it happens, so you should
never assume that your significant other would “never do that.”
Take your most valuable possessions, including important documents and
money and store them somewhere safe, far away from where they can be taken.
Talk to Those Close to You
Your closest friends and family members will likely be the first ones your
significant other tries to reach out to with their false claims. If you
suspect that they may go this far, talk to them first. Tell them about
you concerns and that you may be about to face these accusations. If they
do wind up happening, your family and friends will be much more likely
to believe that they are false and slanderous.
Protect Your Communications
Accusers who really want to make sure the accused gets locked away will
often fabricate evidence. While you may not be able to stop them from
physically harming themselves (yes, this also does happen), you
can prevent them from fabricating other evidence, such as sending threatening
emails or messages to themselves from your phone or accounts. Change all
of your login and password information as soon as possible and don’t
leave your cell phone, computer, or tablet where your spouse can access
them and potentially break in and create this evidence.
Talk to an Attorney
When you suspect your significant other may be considering filing domestic
violence charges against you, it’s strongly advised that you contact
an attorney and seek legal advice as soon as possible. By requesting a
free consultation from the Law Offices of Mark Girdner, you can learn
more about your options available to you and retain skilled representation
should these charges ever be filed against you. Attorney Girdner understands
the gravity your criminal accusations can carry, and works hard to defend
you and your reputation from those who wish to harm it for personal gain.
Obtain high-quality representation from the Law Offices of Mark Girdner!
Call (209) 326-1533 and request a
free consultation to start discussing your options with Attorney Girdner today.