If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence, you’ll need help—and you’ll need to know that you’re not alone.
Studies have shown that allegations of domestic violence occur in about 25 percent of divorce cases. The same studies show that about 70 percent of domestic violence allegations are either completely false or trivial. Eighty-five percent of restraining orders are issued against men, and only 15 percent are issued against women.
Because the consequences of a domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery conviction are so severe, you need to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who can help you if you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence.
Orders of Protection and False Accusations of Domestic Violence
Getting an order of protection is a relatively simple process, and unfortunately, many people use these orders as a tool to get what they want during divorce. About half of all orders of protection, which are commonly called restraining orders, are issued without physical assault being alleged; that means in many places, a person doesn’t even need to say that he or she was physically harmed in order to get a judge to issue an order of protection.
Some orders of protection are completely fabricated, such as when a judge issued a temporary restraining order against David Letterman because a fan, Colleen Nestler, accused Letterman of beaming code words through the television and using gestures and “eye expressions” to tell her that he wanted to marry her.
Not all orders of protection are this ludicrous—some are very believable—so it’s incredibly important that you get help if you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence.
Don’t Wait. Call a Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer Now.
If someone has falsely accused you of domestic violence, you don’t have to fight the allegations alone.
Call us at 847-920-4540 for a free case evaluation. We’ll examine the circumstances of your case and start developing a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome right away.