Whether you break up with a romantic partner and they want to get revenge by falsely accusing you of assault or you are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, there are various reasons false assault allegations surface. Sadly, these accusations are devastating for those who are falsely accused, especially if they are unable to secure a favorable outcome in court and prove their innocence.
Dealing with an assault case involving lies and exaggerations is very tough, especially for those with a criminal record and instances where one seems guilty (even though they are innocent).
Reviewing reasons why people falsely accuse others of assault
Sometimes, people initiate a fight in a bar or restaurant and they are bitter afterward and decide to falsely accuse the other party of wrongdoing (even though the accused individual was simply trying to protect themselves). Moreover, when bitter and combative people get divorced, some decide to accuse their former partner of abuse, either to shatter their lives or prevent them from securing custody or visitation rights. If you are in this position, you can review the Florida Senate’s website, which covers laws on different types of assault and the penalties that come with assault charges depending on the severity of the case.
Reviewing the consequences of false assault allegations
Aside from high levels of stress and a shattered reputation, assault cases can prevent people from seeing their kids and some have to spend time behind bars. Job loss and financial hardships also surface for some people. However, you need to stay focused and carefully pore over every facet of the case in order to present your case appropriately.