One of the most frightening things that can happen to a person is to be
falsely accused of a crime, especially one as serious as domestic violence.
In Texas and in many other states, crimes of assault, battery, or other
violent crimes committed against a person with whom a person shares a
familial or intimate relationship can be met with much harsher penalties.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for domestic violence allegations to
be fabricated as a means of getting back at a spouse or dating partner
or to gain the upper hand during a divorce or custody battle. False allegations
of domestic violence can affect every aspect of a person’s life
and inflict irreparable damage to their reputation, causing their job
security and personal relationships to collapse in an instant. For this
reason, if you have been falsely accused of any form of domestic violence,
it is urgent you contact a powerful attorney as soon as possible to guard
your future and freedom from harsh consequences.
Defenses to False Domestic Violence Claims
Depending on the circumstances, your attorney may be able to employ numerous
different strategies in your defense and contest the evidence against
you. Generally speaking, people charged with domestic violence may defend
themselves in two ways: showing the prosecution has not proved its case,
or offering an affirmative defense which attempts to justify their actions
in some way. A skilled legal professional can review your situation and
determine the most appropriate course of action.
Possible ways to contest false domestic violence claims include:
Self-defense: You may not be found guilty of domestic violence if you used a necessary
amount of force to protect yourself from an immediate threat of harm.
Your attorney may attempt to prove that you were not the aggressor and
that you only used enough force to defend yourself.
Exposing inconsistencies: In many cases, false accusers change their story and make conflicting
statements to police, witnesses, and others.
No traumatic condition: False accusations of domestic violence are often exposed by a lack of
provable harm to the alleged victim. If there were no injuries reported
or treated, you cannot be convicted of domestic violence.
Let Kyle Law Firm Guard Your Future
At Kyle Law Firm, our
New Braunfels criminal defense lawyers have been fighting to defend the rights of individuals accused of domestic
violence and other violent crimes for more than 60 years combined. Backed
by a Board Certification in Criminal Law (Attorney Steve Harkins) and
prestigious recognitions by Avvo and
Texas Super Lawyers® for our aggressive advocacy, we have what it takes to expose the truth
and maximize your chances of getting through this frightening time with
your dignity and freedom intact.
Call (830) 476-7780 or
contact us online today to review your defense options.