When police respond to a home on a report of domestic violence, someone is going to jail. It is supposed to be the primary aggressor. How is this determined? In most cases, police officers will speak to both parties, look for any visible signs of injuries and identify any witnesses. If there are no injuries to speak of or any witnesses, it will come down to which story the officers believe.
Unfortunately, for those who have been falsely accused of domestic violence, the ramifications can be significant. It’s a “he said, she said” story of events and it can be difficult to fight such accusations.
The penalties for domestic violence are stiff. They can include fines, jail time, serious consequences for owning a firearm, accessing your children and possible deportation for those that don’t have a solid immigration status.
At The Foley Law Firm, we understand how such charges can have an extreme effect on your life. For those who are in the military, a conviction on such charges can end your career.
The attorneys at The Foley Law Firm are former prosecutors. We know how the prosecution thinks and how their cases are usually laid out. We excel at investigating domestic violence complaints, negotiating with the prosecution and going to trial when needed. With more than 20 years of combined experienced, you will find we are knowledgeable, compassionate and ready to defend you against the false allegations.
To learn more about how we can help you when facing false charges of domestic abuse, please visit our webpages on the topic.