Have you been falsely accused of domestic violence?
False allegations of domestic violence
This will be an on-going series about false allegations of domestic violence.
In my decade of practising law I have come across many situations. The most common situation I find these days is false allegations of domestic violence. More and more men, fathers, husbands and boyfriends are being charged with domestic violence.
It seems to be the default position of law enforcement to arrest the man on attending to a call for domestic violence. This has happened even in situations where the man was the one who called. The most tragic are the situations where the female partner has openly admitted to physically assaulting her partner yet she is not charged or even warned.
Often false allegations of domestic violence can arise during a separation or divorce. The party who is charged faces a number of hurdles. In many situations these men and fathers are unable to attend at their home. They are also faced with the expense of finding and hiring a criminal lawyer.
Subsequently, in many situations particularly if children are involved their partner will commence a family law proceeding. Now the individual must find and hire a family law lawyer.
It’s not uncommon that during the first six months of being falsely accused of domestic violence that the individual can end up spending anywhere between $2000 to $5000 dollars on lawyers alone and that is on the low end not taking into consideration any immediate urgent applications to court.
During the criminal proceedings these men must find alternative living accommodations and continue to make payments towards the home they are not allowed near.
The most tragic are the situations where their children are held hostage against them.
If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence please call me today a lawyer in Burlington.
My Burlington law office is located at 901 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario
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