If you are faced with defending false accusations of domestic violence, contact Colorado Springs’ top-rated defense attorney, Andrew Bryant, today. Don’t let your life spiral out of control, get in contact with us ASAP to protect yourself from false allegations.
What Happens If You’re Wrongly Accused?
If you find yourself in a situation where you have been falsely accused of committing an act of domestic violence, you need to move quickly to start defending yourself. Frequently an accuser will make wild, inaccurate allegations towards you that can permanently damage your reputation, both professionally and within your community. Don’t let these false allegations ruin your life, there’s a reason there are criminal defense lawyers – to protect you!
In Colorado, domestic violence is any act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Domestic violence” also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
If you’re accused of committing an act of domestic violence, a Judge will issue a temporary protection order against you before you’ve even been given the chance to defend yourself. The protection order may require that you vacate your home, not speak to the “victim,” not drink or possess weapons, among other limitations placed on you. Any violation of this protection order could result in another criminal charge against, and some of these potential violations are rather simple for the District Attorney to prove against you!
How an Accusation of Domestic Violence Affects Divorce and Child Custody
If you have been found responsible for an act of domestic violence against your spouse or other family members, a judge can (and almost always will) use this against you if there are any divorce and child custody proceedings currently pending. This determination can affect you’re parenting time with your children, and if your kids were witnesses to the alleged acts, a court can severely limit your future contact with them. The Court could also potentially unequally divide the assets in your marital estate, giving more to your accuser.
How to Defend Against Wrongful Accusations
If you are accused of domestic violence, gather the following evidence to defend your side of the story:
- Keep track of what was said and who said it
- If your accuser sends you any emails or text messages, do not delete them no matter what is said!
- Photographs of any injuries you suffered
In these situations, the police will almost certainly attempt to speak to you to get “your side of the story”! No matter what you say, they’re looking for you to corroborate statements made by your accuser, they are not looking to exonerate you.
Due to the seriousness of these types of allegations, you need help from a good attorney when facing false domestic violence accusations. We deal with these cases on a daily basis, and are here to protect you and fight back.
Give our office a call today to schedule a free consultation about your domestic violence case. Start putting the truth back into the minds that matter and get your situation cleared up. Call today!