On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Domestic Violence on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
Make no mistake: domestic violence is a serious issue that affects far too many Missouri residents. The fear of going home and facing violent behavior can be crippling, and even if victims are eventually able to distance themselves from their abuser, the long-lasting psychological effects can detrimentally affect their lives for years. However, a similar sentiment can be expressed for those who have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence.
The state of Missouri, and indeed all states across the country, take domestic violence allegations extremely seriously. A great many resources are often poured into an investigation, and in many cases, a person who is accused of domestic violence will become a pariah in nearly all social circles in just a few days. Additionally, any relationship that the person has or may have had with his or her child will likely also be forfeited, as courts will do all that they can to keep children out of the hands of abusers.
As strange as it may sound, false domestic violence claims do occur. Sometimes it is just one person trying to retaliate against another or harm the other’s reputation, but because the penalties for admitting to a false claim are so severe, even many erroneous domestic violence claims ultimately lead to fierce legal battles. That is why you should consider legal aid, no matter the circumstances.
Even if you are sure of your innocence, and you see no way in which you could possibly be convicted of domestic violence, it is still in your best interests to visit our webpage and learn how we can help you defend yourself. The consequences of a domestic violence conviction are simply too serious to risk.