Domestic violence is a serious situation for everyone. It is often viewed as one of the most heinous crimes by society and the law. When being accused, it can make life incredibly difficult. Here are some common questions people ask about domestic violence.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence cases stem from when an individual causes intentional physical pain, injury, or illness on a domestic partner. The person could be a spouse, ex-spouse, domestic partner, or unmarried parent of your child.
It also includes stalking, sexual assault or battery, or the threat of violence that instills fear in the victim. The act becomes criminal when police come to the scene.
What are the consequences?
Even a simple accusation of domestic violence can have serious repercussions. Allegations usually come from anger, jealousy, or hurt feelings, as well as bad breakups, divorces, or disagreements. Some severe consequences include:
- Jail time
- Restraining orders
- Loss of parental rights
Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against the accused, which makes it even more crucial that they retain a strong legal team.
How should I treat a false allegation?
Getting falsely accused of domestic violence is a frightening and stressful experience. The first thing you should do is refrain from speaking to anyone and hire a trusted lawyer. That person and their team will help you handle all the legal hurdles you will face. You should also honor any restraining order against you and any other restrictions until they are lifted.
The legal team at The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz is duly equipped to handle any domestic violence accusations. Call us at (414) 375-0797 today to strengthen your defense.