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What should I do if falsely accused of domestic violence?

On Behalf of | Feb 4, 2021 | Firm News

Hearing that somebody is accusing you of domestic violence can be very shocking. However, it is paramount that you keep your emotions in check during this difficult time. Failure to do so can land you in a lot of trouble. 

It is also important that you act quickly and decisively in your defense, but this may perhaps not be in the way you initially envision. Once you hear that somebody is accusing you of domestic violence, the first thing you should do is contact your friends and family and change the passwords on any of your social media or messaging services. 

How can my friends and family help?

Not only can domestic violence accusations ruin your life in a legal sense, they can also be very emotionally troubling. You will need the support of your nearest and dearest during this time. Additionally, you do not want your friends and family to hear about these accusations through gossip. It is better to attack them head-on by acknowledging them and telling your loved ones the truth of the matter. 

Failure to do so can result in your friends and family questioning whether or not you are capable of these heinous accusations. Do not allow the seed of doubt to grow in their mind. Talk to them first. 

What about messaging services?

Depending on the nature of the person falsely accusing you of domestic violence, he or she may try to break into your messaging accounts to send themselves false threatening messages. In sum, your accuser might try to create a fake “paper trail.” Protect yourself and change any passwords to these accounts.