The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected the way of life for most people in this country. While quarantine and stay at home orders have been enacted in most areas of the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these orders have had various unintended consequences, particularly when it comes to domestic violence. Without a doubt, these orders have put people into dangerous situations within their own household. Here, we want to discuss a rise in domestic violence claims as well as what a person can do if they face false allegations of domestic violence.
Many police departments around this country have reported an increase in domestic violence calls during coronavirus-related lockdowns and stay at home orders. This is an unfortunate reality of the global health crisis.
Not only has this pandemic led to the necessity of people having to stay home more than normal, but it has created additional mental health challenges. With a constant barrage of news and anxiety related to COVID-19, many people may be put into challenging situations within the homes. This pressure could result in a sort of “pressure cooker” for potential violent actions against members of a person’s household.
Unfortunately, there are times when a person is falsely accused of domestic violence. There are various reasons that a person may use false claims of physical or emotional abuse. A person could make false allegations in order to:
Due to the tragic and devastating history of domestic abuse, it is not uncommon for law enforcement to assume that anybody making an allegation of domestic violence is telling the truth. It is also not uncommon for prosecutors to be biased against the perceived dominant partner in the relationship (which, in many cases, is the male).
If you have faced false accusations of domestic violence, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself.
If you are facing allegations of domestic violence, you need to seek assistance from a skilled and experienced Riverside domestic violence attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC, we understand that people make mistakes. We also understand that false allegations of domestic violence occur all the time. If you are facing domestic violence charges, we will investigate every aspect of the incident and provide you with the skilled legal defense you deserve. You can contact us for a consultation on your case by clicking here or by calling as soon as possible.