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Quarantine Domestic Violence: A Look at False Allegations

Domestic violence charges are, by nature, much harder to resolve than a typical criminal case. This is because the laws and regulations that are in place to protect victims can be taken advantage of and abused easily.

At The Law Office of Mark Raymond McDonald, we see countless situations where an angry ex-spouse makes false claims of domestic abuse in order to receive an advantage in a child custody case.

Another common situation we see is when an ex makes false allegations against their significant other to “get back” at them. This often happens after the other member in the relationship has done something to them, most often cheating.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many individuals to spend more time indoors than they likely have in the past few years. Because of this, many relationships are quickly turning sour.

We want to explain a bit more about what you can do if you find yourself facing false domestic violence charges.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an all-encompassing term to explain many different abusive acts, including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Battery
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Making threats
  • Destroying property

For a crime to be a domestic violence crime, however, there must be a relationship established between the alleged victim and the accused.

You can face domestic violence charges in California if you threaten:

  • Your spouse or ex-spouse
  • Your kids
  • Your kids’ other parent
  • Your friends
  • Your family members

A Permanent Stain

Even though you’re innocent, the law works in mysterious ways. Each year there are countless individuals convicted for crimes they didn’t commit. It’s important to work with an experienced California criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected.

Some of the consequences of being convicted of domestic violence crimes include:

  • Jail or prison time
  • Severe fines
  • Mandatory counseling or anger management
  • Probation
  • A lifetime of child custody problems
  • A much harder time finding work
  • Loss of certain licenses and certifications

Additionally, if the court believes that you are a threat to your family and loved ones, they could issue an order of protection, which forbids you from visiting or coming into contact with them.

Get the Help You Need Today

Successfully fighting false domestic violence charges often requires the help of an experienced attorney. At The Law Office of Mark Raymond McDonald, we have been helping our clients fight their false charges for countless years. We know what prosecutors look for when making their decisions and we can help you build the strongest case possible to protect your future.

A false allegation doesn’t have to become a real problem. Call The Law Office of Mark Raymond McDonald today (909) 443-1599 to learn more about how we can help.