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False Allegations on the Rise: Domestic Violence & the Quarantine

As the quarantine continues to extend, those in rocky relationships being forced to spend time indoors are reaching their breaking points. Tennessee state officials have stated that they’ve noticed a large increase in the number of domestic violence reports being filed. Additionally, many of the claims have been false accusations.

Unfortunately, a false accusation often leads to an arrest and a swarm of problems for the accused party, many of which come with lasting consequences. Because of this, we want to explain how to protect your future if you’re falsely accused of domestic violence.

Finding Composure

When it comes to domestic violence charges, the unfortunate truth is that once you’ve been charged, there’s little you can do to convince the world of your innocence.

What you can do, though, is:

  • Get the help of a trusted team - Following your arrest, your first step should be to discuss your situation with an experienced defense attorney. It’s important to discuss your situation with a legal professional to help ensure that you don’t make your situation worse than it needs to be.
  • Keep a consistent story - DO NOT change your story, unless your attorney advises you to do so. A consistent story is crucial for proving your innocence.
  • Do not breach any restraining orders - If you already have a restraining order issued against you, it is more important now than ever that you don’t violate your orders. Violating your restraining order will be a huge red flag to the prosecutors that could be the nail in the coffin for your freedom.

Fight Your False Charges Today

As the quarantine extends, it’s unclear when the world will return to normalcy. Too much time indoors can cause couples to get into heated arguments, which often leads to the police being called, and one party being arrested.

If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, there are things you can do to protect your future. You don’t have to let someone’s false allegations become a lasting problem in your life.

Call us today (423) 464-7779 to learn how our team can help fight your charges and protect your future.