When You Are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

As public awareness about domestic violence has grown in recent years, allegations of domestic violence, which are not always truthful, also occur on a more frequent basis. The reality is that an individual may be seeking revenge by lodging false accusations of domestic violence, there may be a misunderstanding between a couple when one party wants the allegations to end, or a wife may try to impact an ongoing child custody case by accusing her husband of violent acts.

No matter what the reason is behind the false accusations against you, a criminal conviction for domestic violence can have very harsh penalties that can last for many, many years. For instance, this type of conviction may prohibit you from possessing a firearm. It also may affect your ability to pursue certain careers or place you in danger of losing your current job. Therefore, it is essential that you take immediate action to defend against these serious charges.

Domestic violence allegations also can impact you on the civil side of the law. For example, an individual who alleges that you have committed an act that constitutes domestic violence can get a protective order against at a hearing that is help without your knowledge. This can limit your contact with your ex, and maybe even with your children, before you even know about it. It is only then that you can attend a hearing and have your side of the story heard by the judge.

The Cogdell Law Firm is a full service criminal litigation and appellate law firm. We provide client-focused representation at all stages of the process, whether our clients are seeking to avoid charges, have been charged, or are seeking reversal of a conviction on appeal. For the comprehensive legal representation and advice that you need, contact Texas criminal defense attorney Dan Cogdell at (713) 426-2244 or dan@cogdell-law.com.