Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Defendant Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence
Anyone accused of
domestic violence, even if innocent, needs to be aware of the potential harsh consequences
if found guilty by the courts. A person convicted could lose parental
rights, lose contact with family and children, and spend time in jail
or prison. In Florida, the state can pursue criminal charges against an
accused offender even over the protest of the alleged victim. Allegations
of domestic violence can lead to an arrest and most like an
order of protection or a
restraining order filed against the accused offender.
At the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A., we are dedicated to helping clients
facing criminal charges by offering a strong and aggressive defense. It
is important to have an attorney represent you at the time of arrest so
you can avoid making possibly incriminating statements to the authorities.
We can represent you at your first hearing and at each step of the legal process.
Protect Your Interests When Falsely Accused
Realize that you can be found guilty of domestic violence, even if you
are innocent. You could go to jail or prison and receive other penalties
imposed by the courts. There are actions that you can take immediately
in order to protect yourself. Document the events that led to the domestic
violence allegations in the form of a timeline. You can educate yourself
on the criminal allegations that have been filed against you. An informed
and involved client makes it easier for your attorney to prepare your
case and defend you in court.
Foremost, you should not try to contact the victim or plaintiff under any
circumstances. Do not try to telephone, text, send a letter or email,
send flowers or gifts, or get someone else to contact the plaintiff for
you. Do not go to the place of employment, school, or other location where
the plaintiff may be located. It does not matter whether you are falsely
accused, it important to refrain from making contact in any form. It is
probable there is a temporary restraining order and that prohibits any
attempts to contact the plaintiff/victim. A violation of a restraining
order is a serious offense in itself.
Defense Against False Accusations of Domestic Abuse
Out of spite, to get even, or for other reasons, family members or household
members sometimes make false accusations against other members for alleged
crimes of assault, battery, sexual assault, kidnapping, child abuse, spousal
rape, or other crimes of domestic violence. In highly contested divorces,
the spouses may accuse each other of all sorts of alleged wrongdoings.
It is vital to have your attorney represent your best interests and provide
a vigorous defense. The prosecution must prove the intention to inflict
harm to the plaintiff/victim. The defense can challenge evidence and provide
witness statements, police reports, doctor reports, and other available
means to prove the innocence of the accused. As a former prosecutor, Mr.
Mirer, understand the methods used by prosecutors to build cases. He brings
that valuable experience and insight to each case the law office defends.
You need a criminal defense lawyer by your side if you are falsely accused
of a domestic violence crime. Call the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. to
schedule a free case consultation.