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At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and Maryland know that domestic violence charges can derail our client’s professional, personal, and social life with one false statement.
Being falsely accused of a crime is a terrifying experience, but when someone lies about something as personal and prohibiting as domestic violence, their lives are turned upside down the minute the accusation is made.
False accusations of domestic violence may be difficult to process, but they are not simply going to go away. If you have been accused of abusing someone you are or were in a personal relationship with, take the following steps to help mitigate the consequences.
Hire a Skilled Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you must take swift action to defend yourself. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately to combat the charges and seek true justice both inside and outside of the courtroom.
Once you partner with a trusted domestic violence defense attorney, we can begin gathering evidence to support your case. That may include records involving your relationship with the accuser to present evidence in court to prove that the false accusation made against you never happened or did not happen in the way it is being presented.
Challenging the Accuser’s Credibility
When someone is willing to make false accusations about domestic violence, they are typically doing so for a reason. In some cases that could be during divorce proceedings, so the outcome — including child custody — leans in their favor.
In other cases, these dishonest accusations are manufactured to gain attention or to punish the individual for leaving the relationship.
If any of these circumstances are true, we will put your spouse or partner on the stand under oath and ask them questions. Once you figure out what the person accusing you stands to gain by making false statements against you, we can begin determining how to reveal that the person accusing you is not credible.
Never Violate a Protective Order
Even if the charges against you are based on a false accusation, never violate a no-contact or restraining order. If a protective order was not put in place, stay away from the accuser anyway. This will help ensure we can build your case, without providing the prosecution with any additional reasons to move forward with the charges against you.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys at Lotze Mosley Today for Help
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, do not attempt to manage the case alone, or assume the truth will set you free. Contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and Maryland at Lotze Mosley, LLP to ensure your rights are protected going forward by calling (202) 393-0535 today.