Often times sparring partners will play the “domestic abuse” card as a way of gaining control over the other partner. Here’s some advice for those who have been falsely blamed of domestic abuse.
What to Do if You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Abuse
If you’ve been falsely accused of domestic violence, here are the first things you need to do:
Hire An Attorney
Hire an attorney that will be able to respond to and defend you against the false allegations.
Stay away from the accuser until there has been an evidentiary hearing where you can at least defend yourself against the allegations. You do not want the accuser to be able to make more accusations. If you have to be around the accuser, make sure there is always a third party present. This third party can act as a witness if anything happens. Additionally, you should not engage in any more conflict with the accuser. This means cutting off communication in every form – emails, texts, Facebook, and Twitter. If you must engage with this person, remember that everything said can be held against you in a court of law, so try to remain on task, and stick to the point when you are communicating.
Handle Your Emotions
Do not let your emotions drive the situation any further. This situation can be an infuriating one, but be responsible about how you protect yourself, rather than lashing out at the accuser. Keeping a calm head, and hiring a lawyer, is sufficient enough when contesting domestic abuse claims. Do not give your accuser any more “evidence” that can be used against you in a court of law.
Source: AboutRelationships.com, How to Respond to False Allegations of Domestic Abuse, 2014
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