If you’re like many people in Chicago and the suburbs, you’ve been the victim of made-up domestic battery charges. These false accusations are extremely serious – and if you’re actually convicted of domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery, it’s going to hang over your head for the rest of your life.
So what should you do if you’re facing made-up domestic battery charges? Check out this to-do list:
- Call a domestic battery defense lawyer immediately (and don’t talk to police without talking to your lawyer first)
- Stay away from the person who accused you
- Avoid getting into any other type of trouble
Related: What to Do After a Domestic Battery Charge
Get a Lawyer
For many people in situations like yours, the best course of action is to find a domestic battery defense attorney who understands the law and fights hard for his clients. While you can defend yourself against domestic battery charges in court, it may be a better idea to have an experienced lawyer in your corner. Your attorney can answer all your questions, represent you in court, and protect your rights every step of the way.
Don’t Talk to Police Without Talking to Your Lawyer First
If you’re accused of a crime, the police will want to talk to you. Their job is to “get the bad guy,” and if they think you’re the bad guy, they’re going to do what it takes to get you to confess. Even if you don’t confess to a crime, the police can take what you said during an interview and use it as evidence against you in court.
You do not have to talk to police without a lawyer. All you have to do is politely say, “I want to talk to my lawyer.”
Related: How Do You Defend Against He-Said, She-Said Domestic Battery Cases?
Stay Away From the Person Who Accused You
Your attorney will advise you to steer clear of the person who made up domestic battery accusations against you, and that’s advice you definitely have to take. Stay away – even if he or she didn’t get an order of protection against you.
Related: Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence During Divorce: What to Do
Avoid Getting Into Any Other Type of Trouble
As your lawyer will tell you, now is the time to make sure you don’t get into any other type of trouble. Go to work or school and stay in touch with your lawyer, who will be building a defense strategy that gets you the best possible outcome in your case.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Made-Up Domestic Battery Charges?
If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic battery, we may be able to help you.
Call us right now at 847-920-4540 for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate your case and talk about possible outcomes, and we’ll give you the legal advice you need to start moving forward.
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