There's no denying it: domestic violence is a real problem in the country and, indeed, the world. Many women and children (as well as men) are the victims of abuse every day and they deserve to be advocated for and helped in every way possible. In this state, domestic violence charges are often pursued to the full extent of the law. This is because of the nature of the crime but also the fact that prosecutors don't want to seem weak on matters like domestic abuse.
Unfortunately, there are some who might use these understandably strict laws to damage someone's reputation or simply as retribution. The definition of domestic violence is fairly broad and can include threats, stalking (even cyberstalking) and financial abuse. This makes it rather easy for someone to claim abuse against a spouse, cohabitant, sexual partner or family member.
If you feel you've been falsely accused of some form of domestic violence, it's important to seek legal help right away to minimize the damage to your reputation. An attorney can help you start building your defense against the prosecution. Having a solid defense can be the key to having a restraining order dropped, keeping you out of jail and protecting your standing in the community.
At the law office of Steven J. Moore, LLC, we have been defending clients for more than 20 years. We are here to listen to your story, build your defense and walk your through the trial process with a non-judgmental, understanding outlook. Give us a call today to find out how we can help.