It’s not uncommon for an abuser to turn the tables on the victim when it comes to domestic violence cases in Chicago and the surrounding communities.
What happens when the abuser says the roles are reversed and that he or she is actually the victim?
Women Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
When you hear the term domestic violence, what comes to mind? While we may think of one thing – men being the accused and women being the accusers – the law doesn’t differentiate between genders when it comes to domestic violence.
What Does the Illinois Domestic Violence Act Say?
The Illinois Domestic Violence Act says that violence against family or household members includes:
- Former spouses
- Other persons related by blood or by present or prior marriage
- Persons who share or formerly shared a common dwelling
- Persons who have or allegedly have a child in common
- Persons who share or allegedly share a blood relationship through a child
- Persons who have or have had a dating or engagement relationship
- Persons with disabilities and their personal assistants
What if You’re a Woman Accused of Domestic Violence in Chicago?
If you’re a woman and you’ve been falsely accused of domestic battery in Chicago or the surrounding communities, you can’t make the mistake of assuming that the court will automatically rule in your favor.
Women are falsely accused of domestic violence far more often than you may think. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for actual abusers to try to “turn the tables” on their victims by alleging that the victim was the aggressor.
If you’re accused of domestic violence, no matter what the circumstances, you may find that it’s best to have a highly trained, skilled domestic battery attorney on your side. Even if you’re completely innocent of the charges, the consequences of a conviction can be extremely severe – and while it’s unfortunate, women can be (and are) convicted of domestic battery in the state of Illinois.
If someone accuses you of domestic violence, call us at 847-920-4540 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to give you a free domestic violence case evaluation and develop a strategy that helps you get the best possible outcome on your case.