False accusations of domestic violence happen quite frequently. Unfortunately, even allegations can have a negative impact on a person’s life.
At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we have handled many cases where clients were accused of domestic violence. Our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers know what it takes to help protect your clients’ rights, reputations, and freedom from being wrongfully punished for something they never did.
If you were wrongfully accused of domestic violence or if you believe false charges will be filed against you, here are some actions you can take to protect yourself:
- Speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Most criminal defense attorneys offer free initial consultations to discuss the specifics of your case and determine the best course of action in order to get the best results possible.
- Tell family members about the accusations. In many cases, family members can turn against a loved one who is accused of domestic violence. It is wise to disclose your accuser’s actions and behaviors to your family members, so they can prepare for the worst and be more inclined to believe your side of the story.
- Protect your valuable assets. In domestic disputes, it is common for an accuser to take the accused person’s car or money before filing charges. If that happens to you, you will spend most of your energy trying to get your belongings back instead of focusing on the case at hand.
- Reset your passwords and change your account information. Whether it is a checking account or a social media account, change the passwords immediately to prevent your accuser from pretending to be you and use your accounts against you.
- Gather evidence. Whether it is a receipt from a restaurant or call logs from your phone, having evidence that differs from your accuser’s story can set you free from any criminal charges. If you are actually being abused by your accuser, gather evidence without placing yourself in danger. Do not hesitate to contact the police or your local abuse services for immediate help.
For more information, contact our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers at The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. and request a free consultation today.