It’s not uncommon for people to be wrongly accused of domestic violence. These are often false accusations made by a roommate, family member, or significant other. Even if the accusations are proven to be false, they can still have a negative impact on your life. You will likely have trouble keeping your job or finding a new one, and your personal relationships could very well crumble. Here is the best way to handle false accusations of domestic violence.

Impact of False Domestic Violence Accusations

The impact of being falsely accused of domestic violence is enormous on both your personal and professional lives. Your entire reputation can be ruined even if your name is cleared of the accusations with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your life can be affected in any of the following ways:

  • Job loss
  • Difficulty finding new employment
  • Loss of relationships
  • Doubt about your character
  • Difficulty explaining yourself to family members

Defending Against False Accusations

If you are ever the victim of a domestic violence charge in Miami, you need to do everything possible when it comes to defending against domestic violence charges. There are various steps you can take to defend against these accusations, and the first of those should be consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Gather All Electronic Communication

Collect all of the electronic communication between you and your accuser. This should include text messages, emails, and picture or video messages. These should be provided to your attorney, who will then examine them for any language that proves you did not threaten violence or inflict harm in any way.

Change Login Information

Change the login information on all of your digital accounts, including your social media accounts, checking accounts, and email accounts. This is especially important if your accuser has ever had access to these accounts in the past. Even if they didn’t, it’s still important to change your login information. If you don’t, your accuser could use your accounts to send themselves threatening messages and use these messages against you in a criminal case.

Request Medical Records from the Accuser

Have your attorney request the medical records of your accuser. These records should be able to show whether or not the accuser has been harmed physically. 

Gather Evidence

Often, people who are falsely accused of domestic violence are victims of domestic violence. Their accusers make false claims in an effort to turn the tables and protect themselves from prosecution. Gather evidence that shows you are the one who has been abused so that you can prove to the court that you have been falsely accused.

Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence? Call Piotrowski Law Today

If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your situation. Call the Piotrowski Law Office today at 305-204-6000 to schedule a consultation with Chad Piotrowski. Mr. Piotrowski has been defending clients who have been wrongly accused of domestic violence for nearly a decade.