False Allegations Of Domestic Violence Should Be Exposed

False allegations of domestic violence are a very serious matter. Not only could you go to jail, but a no-contact order (NCO) will be issued, keeping you from seeing your family. It is critical to obtain guidance from a criminal defense lawyer who has provided skilled advocacy to individuals in the same situation as yourself.

If you find yourself being accused of acts of domestic violence that you did not commit, contact the Milwaukee Law Office of Stephen M. Govin, LLC, as soon as possible. Building your defense immediately is critical to the success of your case.

Protecting Your Rights And Your Innocence

Thousands of people are falsely accused of domestic violence every year. Most of these allegations are toward men and have very serious consequences. Many times the false domestic violence accusations are made simply to get what the accuser wants.

Actual domestic violence involves inflicting harm to another individual. Types of abuse include:

  • Physical abuse: Kicking, hitting or scratching a family member
  • Emotional abuse: Verbal threats, screaming and emotional attacks
  • Sexual abuse: Forcing another person into sexual acts

Do not make the mistake of thinking that because you did not actually cause any harm, that you do not need the help of a defense lawyer. You may know you are innocent, but the judge does not.

Custody Battles And False Allegations Of Domestic Violence In Wisconsin

Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic violence occur during divorces in order to get the upper hand in a custody battle. If you are a victim of this type of false accusation, do not let the other parent ruin your future. Attorney Govin understands how frustrating this situation can be.

Allow a skilled criminal defense attorney to prove your innocence. An organization called Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR) has found that false allegations of domestic violence occur in a quarter of all divorces. There are steps to take to help avoid these types of situations. Some helpful tips include:

  • Having another individual present when speaking to your partner after a divorce is requested
  • Report threats of false allegations to authorities immediately
  • Avoid direct conflicts

Let Attorney Stephen M. Govin Protect You

Call attorney Govin's office at 414-395-5620 if you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse. He represents clients in Waukesha and throughout the metro area against serious criminal charges. You can also reach his office via email.