Domestic violence affects countless families across the country. Since it is such a pervasive problem, law enforcement tends to take accusations of domestic violence seriously.
As a result, authorities often believe those who accuse their partners of abusing them and take protective measures before the alleged abuser can defend themselves in court.
This is, understandably, intended to provide immediate protection to victims from serious and potentially fatal harm. But not all accusations are true, and sometimes false accusations can have serious, long-term consequences.
From experienced Marietta defense attorney Kim Frye, here’s the lowdown on false accusations, why they get reported, and how you can defend yourself from them.