Bringing Awareness To FALSE Allegations Of Domestic Violence
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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.
TIPS TO HELP FIGHT FALSE ALLEGATIONS
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.