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Defense for Domestic Violence Charges

By Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law  Jun. 3, 2011 4:02p

Domestic violence is a serious matter that can affect the lives of many and echo for generations to come. Domestic violence involves violence in the home, among family members or people in an intimate relationship. Outside the home, domestic violence would constitute other criminal offenses if they were exacted upon a victim such as: assault, battery, rape, child abuse, unlawful confinement, kidnapping and more. What sets domestic violence apart from ordinary criminal offenses is that is perpetuated in the home, amongst husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, parents and children and other family members.

Domestic violence has proven statistically throughout history to be a vicious cycle. Awareness and subsequent criminal consequences for spousal abuse and child abuse have only recently come to light in the last century. In some countries it is perfectly legal to abuse one’s child or one’s wife, however, in the United States, it is not. In fact, in today’s American society, the perpetrators of domestic abuse and domestic violence are frowned upon. So much that even fellow prisoners are known to take matters into their own hands when they find out that a child abuser, or child molester has come to their prison.

False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

Because of the seriousness of its nature, too often people make false claims about domestic violence. Cases like this are most commonly seen in divorce, or a messy child custody battle. Other common reasons for false allegations include a vengeful ex who is bitter from a break up, or someone who is hoping to somehow benefit from your conviction. Can you imagine going to jail for something you did not do? Think of how your job, your career and your future would be affected by a false conviction. The problem with domestic violence accusations is that they often times rely heavily on the supposed victim’s testimony, in the absence of evidence or fact. For this reason, it is vital that you retain the legal services of an experienced Santa Ana domestic violence lawyer from Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law without delay. Your future, your reputation and your freedom are on the line, furthermore, if you have children, a conviction could make you lose your custody rights to your children indefinitely.

Contact a Santa Ana domestic violence attorney from our firm for a free initial consultation.

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