If you are currently in a toxic relationship, or you recently broke up with a partner falsely accusing you of abuse, it is vital to review your circumstances and take steps to protect your future. Some people are wrongly accused of domestic violence, which takes many different forms.
Familiarize yourself with the various examples of domestic violence, recognize the potential consequences associated with these allegations (such as facing time behind bars and losing access to your child) and focus on gathering evidence to prove your innocence.
How does Florida define domestic violence?
According to information published by the National Institutes of Health, the definition of domestic violence in the state of Florida includes multiple examples of abuse. For example, domestic violence involves attempts to gain control over one’s current or former intimate partner through physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse. Threats, involving children, abusing animals, isolation and other actions are also considered domestic violence.
How can you address false domestic violence charges?
Sadly, many people struggle to defend themselves amid domestic violence accusations. Often, when it comes to domestic violence charges, it is one person’s words against another’s. These cases carry a harsh stigma and some people feel like giving up when their ex tries to shatter their lives by accusing them of abuse even though no wrongdoing occurred.
If your former partner has falsely accused you of domestic violence, try to gather as much evidence as you can, such as emails, text messages, voice recordings and eyewitness accounts. Thoroughly explore your legal options and do not give up, especially with so much at stake.