What to Do if You Are Accused of Domestic Violence Part 2

In Tampa and throughout the country, domestic violence charges are among the most aggressively pursued of all charges. It’s with good reason. Protection from violence is a right that we must preserve. Unfortunately, no system or person is perfect and, at times, innocent people get caught in the crossfire. Not all domestic violence accusations are based in fact. Yet, if you are accused of domestic violence, your life will likely hang in the balance. That’s why it’s critical to speak to a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, if arrested.

In the first part of our series, we provided a few critical tips for handling domestic violence accusations. Here are a few additional items that will help you overcome this difficult situation.

Remain Silent

This can be difficult if you are being falsely accused of domestic violence. However, police officers and prosecutors will attempt to twist what you say into something that could potentially incriminate you. The best practice is to let your criminal defense lawyer in Tampa speak on your behalf. Also, do not make a written statement without consulting your lawyer first.

Be Nice to Cops

Anything can be used against you in these matters, this includes how you react to being arrested. While this can be a scary and frustrating time, remain cool. With the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in Tampa, you may be exonerated in time.

Change All Passwords

As mentioned in the first part of this series, accusers will use many tricks to make the domestic violence charge stick. One of them is getting into your accounts to make threatening messages to themselves. It may be shocking to find yourself in this situation, but you have to accept that you are in it and be prepared. Part of this preparation is immediately changing all of your important passwords, from emails to cell phones to bank accounts.

For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, please contact The Rickman Law Firm at (813) 712-8736 or submit our contact request form.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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