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