Accusations of any type of criminal activity can alter the course of your life and result in damage to your personal representation. This is especially true if you are facing accusations of some type of violent crime, specifically domestic violence in Kentucky. From the time of the initial accusation through every step of the criminal justice system, you will find it beneficial to take active steps to protect your long-term interests and future freedom.
Unfortunately, domestic violence accusations are sometimes baseless and false, yet they can still do significant damage to various parts of your life. In addition to your reputation being at stake, these accusations can also result in damage to your career opportunities, educational opportunities, custody rights and more. Quick action is necessary to shield yourself and seek a beneficial outcome to your current situation.
What happens next?
You would be wise to take domestic violence accusations seriously. There is much at stake, and you may benefit from being quick and decisive in how you react. Some of the following can be helpful as you defend yourself against domestic violence accusations, formal criminal charges or any type of protective order:
- Avoid saying anything that the other party could use against you in court.
- Contact your family and employer to inform them of the situation.
- Secure your home, change your passwords and take your online safety seriously.
These types of accusations can be especially harmful in situations in which you are seeking custody or visitation rights. Unfortunately, domestic violence accusations are common in divorce proceedings in which one party is actively trying to harm the other party’s reputation and the court’s perception of him or her. Your quick action to defend yourself may prevent these allegations from derailing your future and causing significant damage to your case.
A complex and emotional situation
Domestic violence cases are emotional, complicated and often contentious. If you are facing allegations of any type of violence against someone in your home or with whom you are in a domestic relationship, your future could be at stake.
Fortunately, you have the right to tenaciously defend your reputation and interests, as well as dispute any order against you that could be harming your relationship with your family. An assessment of your case and the accusations you are facing could reveal the specific defense options available to you.