If you’ve been accused of hitting your spouse, you may want to call a domestic battery defense lawyer immediately. Being charged with domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery is serious – and the consequences of a conviction are severe. Here’s what else you should do if you’re accused of hitting your spouse.
What to Do if You’re Accused of Hitting Your Spouse
Whether the accusations are completely false or you made a mistake, if your spouse or the police accuse you of domestic battery, it’s important that you:
- Leave the situation
- Talk to a lawyer
- Stay away from your spouse
Leave the Situation
If you’re arrested after your spouse accuses you of abuse or domestic violence, you’ve already left the situation. However, if police haven’t been involved, do yourself a favor: Get out. Go anywhere else – to your parents’ house, your brother or sister’s house, a friend’s house or to a hotel.
Do not stay in the same house with someone who has accused you of hitting them.
Don’t return to your house when you get out of jail. Keep in mind that your spouse will likely get an order of protection against you, which you’ll be responsible for following.
Talk to a Lawyer
As soon as you get the opportunity, get on the phone with a domestic battery defense attorney, even if you’re innocent. Your lawyer will give you legal advice that’s designed to help you preserve your rights (and your freedom).
Stay Away From Your Spouse
Your spouse may have gotten an order of protection against you, but even if he or she didn’t, you still need to stay away until the entire matter is resolved. You don’t want to give your spouse any ammunition to use against you in court – and you don’t want to find yourself in a bad situation that could damage your case or result in new charges.
Have You Been Accused of Hitting Your Spouse?
If you’ve been accused of hitting your spouse, stop everything you’re doing right now and call us at847-920-4540. We’ll review your domestic battery case for free and give you the legal advice you need right now.