Defending Against False Accusations of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is defined as any act inflicted by one member of a household that results in emotional or physical injury of another member of the household. Accordingly, domestic violence is aggressively prosecuted in Texas courts in order to protect the victims of these attacks. As such, it is a frightening occurrence when a person is falsely accused of domestic violence as the consequences upon conviction can be harsh. The frustration and confusion of being falsely accused of domestic violence and suddenly facing the legal penalties of a conviction can be distressing. If you find yourself in this situation, do not hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Reasons for False Accusations of a Spouse
A spouse, in particular, may choose to falsely accuse their partner of domestic violence for several reasons, defaming them and putting them at risk of serious legal consequences. The following are common reasons to defame a spouse:
- Gain custody of child
- Acquire upper-hand in divorce
- Avoid legal fees
- Financial gain
Heated debates between a couple can lead to innocent individuals being wrongfully accused of the heinous crime of domestic violence.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston
Domestic violence is a serious charge that can lead to jail time, fines, probation, and negative effects on both your professional and personal lives. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, contact Kyle Sampson, Attorney at Law. You should not suffer due to the false accusations made against you. Call (713) 337-1420 today for more information.