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How Do I Fight False Accusations of Domestic Violence?

Any crime of domestic violence can have extremely serious consequences. The majority of false domestic violence accusations occur when a spouse, child or other family member tries to get retribution for a real or imagined wrongdoing, tries to gain the upper hand in divorce or custody proceedings, tries to avoid his or her own prosecution, or in an effort to win a lawsuit. Filing false accusations of domestic violence is a criminal act, but this fact does not hinder certain people from making accusations.

If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is important that you exercise your right to have legal counsel present during all questioning. Many domestic violence cases are a matter of "he said, she said" and it is often left up to the responding officers to determine which party committed the alleged abuse. Any injuries sustained by the accuser, regardless of whether they were self-inflicted or inflicted by in self-defense, can lead officers to the wrong conclusion about which person should be placed under arrest.

A highly skilled Fort Myers criminal defense attorney from our firm can help you to pursue justice in your case. When you contact our firm, we will stop at nothing to help you defend your rights and protect your freedom. To help us pursue a dismissal of all charges or an acquittal at trial, we will conduct interviews with key witnesses, prepare an exact timeline of events, go over your accuser's statements and testimony with a fine-tooth comb and challenge the evidence and statements that led to your arrest.

The most effective way to fight false accusations of domestic violence is to have an aggressive attorney on your side, advocating for you. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law we work hard to defend our clients' liberties and rights. One of our lead attorneys is board certified in criminal trial law and another is a former prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney. We are able to provide our clients with an innovative and effective plan of defense. To find out how we can help you, contact our firm today.