In the last century, victims of domestic abuse had almost no rights. They fought hard and organized into groups, letting the public know of their problems. Finally, the public accepted public abuse as a true problem, and now every victim of such abuse is protected by law.
However, the tables have turned. In America, some individuals have abusing this situation in an attempt to receive certain benefits and sabotage their significant other. The goal is personal gain and success.
Before you report someone for domestic abuse, you need to learn how things work.
Here are some facts you need to know about DV accusations.
False accusations are still happening
Sadly, we live in a world where some people will do anything to obtain personal gain and wealth, even sabotaging their closest ones if given a chance. Domestic Violence is very dangerous and it may result in serious injuries and even death. Victims of DV are women and children in majority of cases. However, there has been a significant increase in false accusations lately.
Since the penalties for domestic abusing are harsh, some manipulative people could easily stage an incident and make it look like domestic violence. This is used for personal gain and wealth, and a defendant who is falsely accused has little to no chances of proving it otherwise.
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Leading to Criminal Charges
In many cases, the victims will simply “drop the charges” at some point. Why? For several obvious reasons:
- They still have feelings for the abuser
- They rely on the abuser to pay their bills
- They rely on the abuser to feet their children
- They believe that it was act of rage and choose to believe that the accuser will change
Believe it or not, but this is reality. For these reasons, the state has decided to continue pursing these abusers in order to get them off the street. Regardless of the charges are dropped or not, some state attorneys will still bring these dangerous abusers to court and do everything they can to put them behind bars. And as someone charged with domestic violence, prison is the last place you want to be in.
Lastly, it is important to understand that regardless if you are innocent or not, once accused of DV, people’s perception of you will change drastically. And we are not talking about a positive change.
This may significantly affect your life, your work status, your future relations, etc.
You get marked for life. Your family members will distance themselves away from you, and you will be left alone.
Of course, this does not apply to everyone, as some families are very close and connected. But this is the sad fate of a majority of those accused of DV.
If you are a victim of DV, and you don’t know anything about family law in Salt Lake City, make sure to seek legal representation right away. It is the only way to cope with these problems, and the only way to ensure that you are safe from the abuser. Give us a call, and we will do everything we can to help you.