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What to Do If You've Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence


Relationships can be extremely difficult. So many problems come up in everyday marriages, that divorce has become much more common than in the past. A divorce happens approximately every 36 seconds in America. That's nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week, and 876,000 divorces a year.

Domestic violence, understandably so, is a major contributor to divorce and breakups. Unfortunately, due to complications, mistakes, and malicious acts, there are domestic violence cases that involve false accusations.

What to Do If You've Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence:

Contact a Domestic Violence Lawyer

Perhaps the most important step throughout the legal process is seeking assistance from a domestic violence lawyer. These experienced lawyers can help ensure you receive a fair trial and can assist you throughout every additional step of the entire process. Make sure you're working with a lawyer that you trust and feel comfortable sharing personal details about your previous relationships and the relationship in question. These conversations can be difficult to have, but these lawyers are fully aware of the sensitivity of the topic and will be as compassionate as possible during your meetings.

Have a Trusted Witness With You

It's important that you have a trusted witness around you whenever you're interacting with your ex or current spouse. If the domestic violence charges are indeed falsified, the accuser might have reason to fabricate yet another story and potentially cause even more problems in court. Having a witness with you can ensure that another false allegation won't arise.

Try to Stay Composed and Limit the Stress

Although this can be one of the most stressful times in your life, it's important to try and relax and keep a level head in order to not further incriminate yourself in court. No matter what, you should never try and solve the issue on your own because doing that can lead to potentially another false accusation or worse. Talk to your lawyer as much as possible and just try and relax - soon this stressful event will be over and you'll be able to move on with your life.

If you've been falsely accused of something so horrible like domestic violence, remain calm, bring a witness with you at all times, and contact trusted law firms and speak to a local lawyer for assistance. If you're in need of legal assistance from a domestic violence lawyer, contact Big Valley Law today.

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