If You’ve Been Wrongly Accused of Domestic Abuse

by | Feb 3, 2023 | Assault, Battery, Domestic Abuse, False accusation, Uncategorized, Violent Crime, Wrongly accused

It goes without saying that a false accusation of domestic violence pales in comparison to being the victim of an actual domestic violence incident(s). However, you have rights. People that love and respect you. A reputation. And you deserve to have the truth prevail.

First Things First

So, where do you go from here? If you believe you’ve become a victim of defamation by way of false accusation, the very first thing you should do is contact Attorney John B. Seed to navigate your next steps on restoring your good name.

Do Not Interact With Your Accuser

Without a trustworthy witness, at least. Think about it like this: you’re already dealing with a false accusation of abuse from one instance where you and your accuser were alone. Why create any space for another false accusation by choosing to interact with this person again? If you need to see this person to retrieve personal items or communicate important details, be sure to bring someone with you who you can trust to keep the record straight.

Don’t Tarnish Your Image Further

While out and about living your life in the midst of this unfortunate legal situation, it’s important to act in a manner that suggests you’re a respectful and well-adjusted individual. The entirety of who ‘you’ are will be scrutinized thoroughly throughout the court proceedings ahead, so it’s essential to strengthen your public perception as much as possible.

You Have The Right To Remain Silent

When words make noise, silence can talk. To ensure your voice is heard sometimes it’s best just to remain silent and allow the noise to prove your case for you. In addition, the reason your first Miranda Right states “you have the right to remain silent” is because, you guessed it, “anything can and will be used against you in a court of law.” When tempers boil over, it raises the risk of certain things being said that can damage your case, or the judge’s/jury’s perception of you.

Maintain Composure

It’s important to maintain your composure at all times throughout these court proceedings. This may seem like a no-brainer, but cooler heads always prevail. When falsely accused of anything, it begs for an explosive reaction, so it comes with a great understanding that when a false accusation of domestic abuse comes to your attention you may want to express your emotions and vehemently deny these allegations. While you can certainly deny these statements, it is in your best interest to do so in a calm and collected manner.

False Accusations Are Crimes

If found guilty of these allegations, your life could take a major turn for the worse. Lost job opportunities, loss of child custody, restraining orders, mandatory therapy, being looked down upon in the court of public opinion, the list keeps going. That’s why it’s good to know that these false allegations are indeed illegal on the accuser’s part. In order to avoid these life-altering events, follow these key steps. And above all else…

Choose John B. Seed

When it comes to defending your reputation in the face of false accusations involving domestic abuse, you need someone who will record straight once and for all. Attorney John B. Seed has been trusted to serve Bristol County and the greater Boston on both sides of the bench for years, and knows how to handle every case with the tailored, finessed approach you need to resume living your life the way you want. If you are in or around the New Bedford, MA, area and would like to set up a free consultation regarding your probation case, contact the office of John B. Seed today.