Bringing Awareness To FALSE Allegations Of Domestic Violence

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I hope of bringing to your attention a dire misjustice that is occurring in our state as well as many others across the US. Laws enacted to protect the victims of the vile crime of domestic violence are being misused by both citizens as well as law enforcement, and in this process innocent men & women's lives are being destroyed. In Tennessee, the burden of proof is being thrown out and the simple word of the accuser is being taken without question, without the accused even being allowed to speak. True victims of domestic violence find this to be deplorable. Not only can a woman or man falsely accuse a person of domestic violence without fear of consequence, but the accused person has no voice against the accuser. The accuser can be a mentally disturbed individual using such laws to enact her/his revenge against a man or woman who simply does not want to be in a relationship anymore, and the accuser's word is automatically taken, even when no evidence is in place. The man or woman in such cases is automatically arrested, forced to leave their own home, injunctions are automatically set in place, and even if he or she is able to prove their innocence in court they have lost months of their life due to the fact that the accuser cried wolf. Worse yet are the cases of these innocent people who are poor and have no means to hire private attorneys. Their public defenders assume they are guilty and therefore do only the bare necessities to be their legal voice.We are not in any way asking for a revocation of the laws that protect true victims of domestic violence. Our wish is that these laws be revisited and indications made to to allow for criminal and civil prosecution when someone, whether male or female, has misused these laws in a vindictive and cunning way. We also would ask that law enforcement officers, public attorneys, and judges be forced to recognize the precept that the accused is innocent until proven guilty.


**An example of a false report can be found in the Circuit Court of Sevier County, TN Case #14-0P-253 filed on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:40pm by Edward (Ned) Bernard Lines

    Anyone wishing to speak to District Attorney General Dunn directly should call his Administrative Assistant Stephanie Gray. (865) 429-7021 EXT. 103

Laws need to be revisited  in Tennessee, as well as many other states across the US to allow for criminal and civil prosecution when someone, whether male or female, has misused laws enacted to protect TRUE victims of of domestic violence.  Order of protections are being misused by some men and women in vindictive and cunning ways and they are being allowed to walk away without paying any consequences for their actions for swearing to false allegations to get these order of protections against innocent people. 


1. Do NOT panic and give them whatever they want.  This is what the woman/man is hoping will happen. The goal here is to rock your world.  Stay calm and think things through.
2. Get a copy of the transcripts.  You most likely weren’t at the hearing, nor was your lawyer.  You have the right to know exactly what was said and you will not know unless you have a written transcript.
3. Demand due process.  No one can take away your rights and liberties without due process.  In situations where restraining orders have been issued, the procedural due process often conveniently gets swept under the rug.  Don’t let that happen. Demand your rights!
4. Check your state laws. Many states have domestic violence protection acts to help prevent someone from being falsely accused. Even if your state does not, you can use the protection acts in force in other states as an outline and recommendation to the courts.
5. Write it all down.  Keep track of everything.  Develop a well-written petition and rebuttal to the allegations.
6. Do NOT violate the restraining order or order of protection.  This may seem like something obvious, but many times the woman/man will try to get you to violate the order by asking you to help with something or saying they have changed their mind.
7. FIGHT BACK! Don’t give in to the allegations or take them lying down.  There are steps you can take and things you can do to fight back.  Be willing to find out what they are and get the legal help you need when issued a false allegations restraining order or order of protection. ​

Hold False Accusers Accountable!