If you have been accused of domestic violence, you must act quickly if you hope to avoid serious punishment. In many cases, the accusations are totally false, or are even related to a bitter divorce in which one party wants to ruin the reputation of the other in order to win a custody battle.
Even if the alleged victim later recants, only the prosecutor can dismiss the charges. These cases always require a strong defense, even when the charges are false.
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If you are arrested and charged, you may be convicted unless fast and effective action is taken on your behalf. It is imperative that you enlist legal counsel from a Fort Myers criminal attorney from Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law at once.
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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 domestic violence 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.
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As this offense can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, your case must be immediately analyzed to determine how your defense can move forward. There are often many opportunities to ameliorate the situation for our client, including alternative sentencing or anger management treatments, among other possibilities. We will aggressively pursue any option that will protect our client and help them avoid jail or prison time for the offense.
In cases in which the charges were false, a cross examination of the accuser and other witnesses can often benefit the client. Those who are found to have falsely accused another of a criminal act will likely face future charges themselves for using the justice system to harm another. We are committed to fighting for our clients, and we will seek out any possible avenue to defend your case.
Falsely accused of domestic violence? Contact our Fort Myers criminal defense lawyer from our firm to fight for your future.
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