It can be easy to get caught up in emotions and misunderstandings when involved in a divorce. A loud argument, threats, or even domestic violence can unfold in a matter of minutes, leading to the police being called.
Domestic disturbance usually ends with at least one party being arrested. If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges you quickly realize it also comes with a negative bias. Hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you secure the best result possible.
Domestic violence cases are taken very seriously and often times harshly prosecuted. The legal team at HAWM Law are with you every step of the way, building a diligent and effective criminal defense, speaking to witnesses and examining your circumstances.
Anger and emotions can also lead to false accusations of domestic violence. Protection orders and restraining orders can be attained. In the United States there are between 2 and 3 million temporary restraining order issued every year. They can be used strategically to gain the advantage or control in child custody and divorce proceedings. Not only do they have negative connotations, they can also make time sharing and child custody very difficult.
According to a Special Report by Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), “False allegations are seen under both civil and criminal law. Under civil law, 2–3 million restraining orders for partner abuse are issued each year, of which the majority are false, trivial, or unnecessary.2 Under criminal law, about one million persons are arrested each year for intimate partner violence.3 But only 33% of such arrests result in a conviction,4 revealing that hundreds of thousands of persons are wrongfully incarcerated each year.”