Many times these individuals were only acting in self-defense or retaliating against their abuser after a long period of unrelenting abuse. Moreover, abusers often know how to manipulate the system to their advantage. So in some case, the accused may have been purposely baited and set up by their accuser.
Domestic violence is one of those crimes where a lot of false accusations are made and a lot of innocent people get wrongly charged, and sometimes wrongly convicted. False charges usually occur when a couple is:
Often, one party will make false allegations against the other to gain the upper hand in divorce or child custody proceedings. In other cases, a party may make false allegations because they caught the other having an affair and so out of anger, jealousy or bitterness, they file false charges against the cheating spouse.
What makes these situations more complicated is the fact that accusations of domestic violence are normal obfuscated by high emotions, and it is not uncommon for the alleged victim, the alleged abuser and the witnesses to all have conflicting accounts of what actually took place. So the police must use their own judgment to determine who should be arrested and taken to jail, and this is usually decided based solely on whose story happens to sound more convincing.
Furthermore, the stigma of having been charged and jailed for domestic violence can stay with the accused for a long time and can have a profound effect on both their social and professional lives, even if he or she is eventually exonerated.
For these reasons, if you have been accused of domestic violence against a family member, you should waste no time in contacting an experienced domestic violence defense attorney who can handle your case with discretion and achieve the best results for you and your family.
If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence in California, waste no time in contacting a California Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer. A qualified domestic violence defense lawyer can secure your release from jail and do whatever is needed to get the charges reduced or dismissed and to clear your name.
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