False Accusations: Domestic Assault & Battery | Tulsa Domestic Assault & Battery Defense Lawyer

Accusations of domestic abuse are not to be made lightly, as they can damage a person's reputation, career, and relationships, and subject them to fines and imprisonment if convicted. However, the gravity of these allegations—as well as the charges, criminal penalties, and social consequences that may follow—don't always stop people from making claims they know aren't true.

Sadly, there are a number of reasons why someone might say that domestic assault and battery occurred when it didn't, including mental or emotional instability, a thirst for revenge, or the desire to gain the upper hand in a divorce or child custody proceeding. Regardless, once the lie is told, there's no going back—even if the alleged victim later recants, the state may still decide to go forward with the prosecution.

If you've been falsely accused of domestic violence, here's what you can do to protect yourself and minimize the negative impact these lies could have on your life and future:

Consult a criminal defense attorney with experience handling domestic assault and battery cases

The faster you contact an attorney, the sooner they can get to work investigating your case and uncovering information that could clear your name.

Exercise your right to remain silent

Anything you say can—and will—be used against you in court. However, conversations with your attorney are private and confidential.

Protect your information and assets

The person falsely accusing you has already shown they can't be trusted to act in good faith. Don't give them the opportunity to make off with your valuables or private information. Keep assets somewhere safe and change all of your passwords, including those used to access your phones, computers, bank accounts, cloud-based programs, emails, and social media profiles.

Gather evidence

Work with your attorney to gather evidence that can expose factual, documentary, and behavioral inconsistencies, as well as motivations for making false allegations.

Have You Been Charged With a Domestic Assault and Battery Crime in the Tulsa, OK Area?

If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic assault & battery in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area you need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call 918.384.0850 for your initial strategy session. We are proud to serve Tulsa and all surrounding areas.

Lee Berlin
Dedicated to defending clients accused of domestic violence, sex & violent crimes throughout eastern Oklahoma