You have rights when false accusations are made

On behalf of Brian D. Roman, Attorney at Law on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

The statistics do show that domestic violence is too common in Massachusetts, but it's important not to make the mistake of thinking that that means all allegations should be assumed to be true. False allegations are also made in many cases, despite the dire consequences they can have. However, those who are accused need to know what their rights are and what they can do to fight any potential charges.

For example, domestic violence is often considered in child custody cases, with custody being given to the non-violent parent. Unfortunately, this could lead someone to make up allegations about his or her spouse for the express purpose of securing custody.

A situation like this is twice as important because it can impact two different cases. If this has happened to you, not only could you be facing criminal charges, but you could see your custody rights revoked and you could lose touch with your child—all over something that never happened.

When people face false accusations, it's often like a punch to the gut. They feel like the whole system is against them. It seems so unfair to have to go to court when you know you didn't do anything wrong.

At times like these, it's important to take a step back, take a deep breath and make sure that you don't let it all overwhelm you. Remember that you have the truth on your side, and you have legal options to fight the allegations. A calm, collected approach is the best one possible, even if you feel frustrated and angry.

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