There are some very serious charges that people can face, including domestic violence. This is a charge that has a serious impact regarding jail time and the social stigma that comes along with it. However, while many feel that these cases are cut and dry, this is not always the case.
In domestic violence situations, whenever the police are called out, at least one person will be leaving the home. It’s easy to think that guilt is always present because of this situation. There are some situations, though, were the accusations are false for one reason or another.
Accusations to Get Back at Someone
Far too often, one party accuses another of domestic violence simply to get back at them for something that was done to them. There could be a long history of action that leads up to this, and proving that the accusation was done out of spite can be helpful to your case.
For instance, if infidelity exists in a relationship, one party may accuse the other of domestic violence as their form of revenge.
Accusations During Divorce Proceedings
During divorce proceedings, there are situations that may arise that make things contentious. One such thing is child custody. Both parents will try to find any way to get custody of their children and in relationships that end badly, there may be accusations of criminal action that can harm the reputation and livelihood of one party.
If one parent claims domestic violence, they may do so in an effort to get the family court judge to rule in their favor regarding child custody—even if the domestic violence does not exist. What many don’t realize, though, is that it does more than just keep the parent from gaining custody, it puts their rights and future at risk.
With nearly two decades serving as a criminal defense attorney in Farmington Hills, I recognize how serious these accusations can be. You need someone on your side who knows how to defend your rights from start to finish.
My name is Daniel D. Hajji, Attorney at Law, and it is my ultimate priority to keep your rights and future intact. When you are falsely accused of something as serious as domestic violence, you can trust that I will put my best effort into helping build a strong defense on your behalf.