False accusations of domestic violence are a huge emotional blow. However, legal ramifications come with the accusation, especially if you are convicted. It is possible to be convicted on allegations of violence that aren’t true. So, it’s important to take action right away to aggressively fight the allegations.
Exploring the Accuser’s Motivation
When deconstructing an accuser’s allegation, explore their motivation for accusing you of domestic violence in the first place. Will they gain something from your conviction? Are they trying to gain the upper hand in a child custody or divorce case? If you expose that the accuser will significantly benefit from your conviction, you may begin to unravel the truth behind the accusations.
Evidence is not easy to come by in a domestic violence case. Often, it is one person’s word against another. However, look at a number of things to uncover evidence that the violence did not happen. For example, are there hospital or doctor records for injuries allegedly sustained? Did the accuser go out with his or her friends that night or take a trip the next day? If the accuser was not acting like he or she had been the victim of domestic violence, you may be able to bring this to light in court with social media records, phone records, text records, and more.
Obtaining an Alibi
In some cases, accusers will make allegations against someone for domestic violence at a date and time that the defendant has an alibi for. Were you accused of committing violence on a day when you were out of town, or at a time where you were at dinner with friends? If you have proof that you were not where the accuser said you were when you allegedly committed the crime, this can be powerful evidence in your favor.
Don’t let false accusations of domestic violence go unfought. It’s critical that you retain the services of an experienced attorney to help you gather the evidence needed to prove your innocence. T. Martin Knopes, P.A. can help you vigorously fight allegations of domestic violence and protect your rights and reputation. Call today for a consultation at (850) 683-0700.