False Accusations of Domestic Violence

Anaheim Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

According to statistics provided by the California Department of Justice, there were 166,361 reports of domestic violence called in to police in the state of California in the year 2010. Of this number, just under 40% involved a weapon such as a firearm, knife, or other dangerous weapon. Domestic abuse - Including spousal abuse and child abuse - is not something to be taken lightly; however, it is important to note that many accusations of domestic violence are entirely false. If you have been falsely accused, our Anaheim domestic violence lawyer wants to help.

Examples of False Accusations

Individuals are known to lash out in times of anger or distress, which is often the case with accusations of domestic violence. For example, two spouses get into a heated argument and have a falling out. As a means of retaliation or vengeance, one of the spouses calls the police and claims that the other spouse threatened their life or abused them in some way. When an officer arrives on the scene, they may arrest the alleged offender, but official charges cannot be filed until an investigation has been made to determine whether there are grounds for such charges.

A bitter or angry spouse, family member, or cohabitant may also attempt to obtain a restraining order by going to court and petitioning a judge. A temporary order may be granted, but a permanent order will not be granted without proper evidence that the accused did abuse the alleged victim. It can be very difficult to prove that domestic violence actually occurred, which in turn makes it even more difficult to succeed in pressing false charges. If you have been falsely accused of domestic abuse, get the counsel and representation of an experienced Anaheim criminal defense attorney right away.

Why do I need a domestic violence lawyer?

Even if the accusations against you are false and pressing charges of domestic violence can be difficult, there is still a chance that you will face a wrongful conviction. The only way to properly defend yourself is to hire a domestic violence attorney. Contact The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs today if you have been accused of domestic violence, or if a family member or spouse is attempting to obtain a restraining order against you. Having represented more than 2,500 defense cases in Orange County, I have the knowledge and experience to present a strong defense on your behalf.

Get the Legal Help that You Need

Call today to schedule a free case evaluation with our Anaheim domestic violence attorney and learn what we can do for you. Instead of having your case handled by an associate or intern, our attorney personally handles each case. When you retain our firm, you can be sure that we will provide one-on-one, personalized attention throughout the process. Also, we am always available 24/7 so that you can always contact us in case of an emergency. For the caring and aggressive defense that you need, contact Attorney Barney B. Gibbs today!