While domestic violence is a very real and terrible occurrence in this nation, it is a sad truth that there are those who will accuse another of this crime when no such violence has occurred. It is not an uncommon happening for someone to pick up the phone and accuse a spouse or significant other of domestic violence out of jealousy, anger, or to gain the upper hand in a legal issue, such as a child custody suit. Once the charge is made, however, even if they immediately regret it and wish to take it back, it is out of their hands. The accused will be submitted to the embarrassing and frightening situation of a criminal case and will have to work tirelessly to protect their rights. If you or a loved one have found yourself in a situation such as this, you should not hesitate to secure the legal assistance that you deserve.
Violations of these or any other domestic violence or domestic abuse related offenses can have serious consequences for you and your family. It can have consequences directly-related to you and your liberty, but it can also effect you in collateral ways such as those regulations and restrictions imposed by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993. Because of the many ways you can be effected by a conviction for domestic violence, you need someone who knows the law and can properly and zealously advocate for you. Taylor & Strickland can do this for you.
Through years of prosecuting and defending these types of charges, there have been many times “victims” of domestic violence have come forward with different stories than originally told to the police. Unfortunately, many times domestic violence situations are based on outright lies or exaggerations of the truth. Furthermore, once the police have been notified of a domestic violence incident, many times little can be done to prevent an arrest. At this point, the best thing you can do to protect your rights and minimize the damage to your reputation is to contact an attorney who can immediately begin working on your case.
If you or a loved one have been accused of domestic violence, call 770-683-4163 today to schedule your free consultation.