Domestic violence allegations are taken seriously by Maryland courts. If your partner wants to end the relationship with you, but threaten them with physical violence, you could be charged with a domestic violence crime. Throwing TV remote at partner can also be considered as violence, and you could be convicted and face penalties also.
In Maryland, the law enforces strict punishments if found guilty of domestic violence crimes. You could face life jail time, permanent criminal record, and also emotional damage to your family when you are charged and arrested on domestic violence crime. There are some cases where your partner can impose false violence charges. You need to take the help of an experienced domestic violence attorney to help you defeat the false and baseless charges filed against you. It is essential to seek the help of a lawyer to clear the false allegations’ name and move forward with your life.
What is Domestic Violence?
The definition of Domestic violence changes from state to state. Still, the general meaning is any action that causes or attempts to harm a person by another person having an intimate relationship. Even causing severe emotional distress to the person or family members can also be considered as domestic violence.
Domestic violence charges can be extended up to
- Destruction of personal property
- Throwing things towards the victim
- Cyber Bullying
- Sexual Abuse
- Mental or Physical Abuse
Reasons for False Allegations of Domestic Violence
It is difficult to understand why your close relations would falsely accuse you of violence. It is common that your loved ones get angry or feel hopeless when you hurt them. It would help if you didn’t confront your accuser, as it could result in further conflict and more charges being filed. Some of the reasons for false allegations of domestic violence are below.
- Revenge: The victim might want to take revenge for what you did in the past
- Child Custody: The false accusing may be done to gain child custody
- Ongoing Divorce Case: Accused might think that it might help in a divorce case if you are accused of violence allegations
- Mental or other Issues: Your accuser may be dealing with drugs or other alcohol abuse or other mental challenges
Consequences of Being Falsely Accused.
In public, violence against women or children is considered a serious crime and viewed in so much passion so that no one tries to think that the accused party could be innocent. It is extremely difficult to prove innocence once you are accused of domestic violence.
Some of the consequences of false allegations
- Creation of criminal record in the police station
- You could lose your job
- Can lose the visitation with your children
- Can be sentenced to jail
- The negative impact of your reputation
How to Defend Against False Domestic Violence Charges?
To provide the best defense against false allegations, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. You could begin to expose the lies and inconsistencies the opposite party with the help of an experienced domestic violence attorney. The accuser might give convincing stories to the police, but on questioning the story can fall apart due to inconsistencies and unexplained contradictions.
Being falsely accused of domestic violence charges can be scary and have a serious impact on your life. With over 30 years of experience, Alice Pare knows how to deal and navigate the domestic violence allegations and defend against false domestic violence charges from start to finish. We help you to arrive at the best possible solution in the court. Contact or Call us at 310-515-1190 to book a Free initial consultation.