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I Was Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence - Now What


One of the most unfortunate and frightening things that can happen to a person is to be falsely accused of domestic violence. A false charge of this nature can result in a lifetime of ruin for the defendant. Allegations of this type can easily result from an ex-lover trying to get back at their former partner or a simple dispute among lovers.

It is not, unfortunately, an uncommon circumstance for domestic violence allegations to be fabricated out of spite or even to get ahead in a divorce proceeding. Having a false allegation against you can damage your reputation and if it is not disproven, can have serious legal and social ramifications as well. For this reason, if you have a false allegation against you, it is imperative that you get help from an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorney.

Defenses to a Domestic Violence Charge

We do want you to take your case seriously, but we don’t want you to lose hope and think there isn’t any recourse. There are many defense strategies available that your attorney can use in your defense. There are two general defense strategies that can be employed.

The first is showing that the prosecution has not proven its case. The second is providing an affirmative defense to justify the defendant’s actions. With a knowledgeable attorney reviewing your case, the most appropriate route will be taken.

Some of the defenses that could be used depending on the circumstances of your case include:

  • Self-defense – Violence was instigated from another’s actions in an act of self-defense.
  • No traumatic condition – If there is a lack of provable harm, it could be evidence that the accusations were false.
  • Exposing inconsistencies – In many cases, the accuser changes his or her story throughout the case.

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Cherella can build a powerful defense that helps defeat the other side’s allegations against you. Do not take your case lightly. Instead, take action and schedule your initial consultation with the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella today!

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