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Florida domestic violence accusations come at a cost

Imagine there's a woman who receives an award from an organization that provides services for victims of domestic violence and abuse. The woman came to the center with her tale of domestic violence, survived and thrived, and moved on to help others in a situation similar to the one she said she once suffered through. The organization shares her award on its social media page, issues a press release and includes her story in their newsletter.

Florida domestic violence cases can involve protective orders

You are your partner had a fight, and the neighbors called police when yelling and other sounds coming from your home concerned them. When the police arrived, your partner accused you of domestic violence, and now you must navigate the legal system – potentially for the first time.

Domestic violence: Not just between lovers

Domestic violence is against the law in Florida, and there are many laws in place to protect those who may be victims of abuse. Domestic violence is defined as violence committed against household or family members, not just those you're related to. Florida's laws also include individuals who used to cohabitate and those who do cohabitate in the domestic violence laws.

How does domestic violence or accusations affect children?

Domestic violence has a serious effect on children. Even more serious is the effect an unwarranted accusation of domestic violence could have on your life and your children. Imagine them being told that you've done horrible things to their other parent or that they themselves have been victimized without knowing it. Children are impressionable, and accusations could threaten your relationship with yours.

False accusations aren't as unusual as you may think

Domestic violence is a horrible crime that puts people at risk of serious injuries. While the victims deserve protection, some people take advantage of the presumption that victims are telling the truth. They make up stories and accuse those they're in relationships with of being violent or manipulative to get them into trouble with the law.

Recovering from false accusations of domestic violence

It's not uncommon for people to be falsely accused of a crime and domestic violence is no exception. There's plenty of reasons why someone would falsely accuse another of domestic violence. False accusations against you can ruin your life. You might lose your job, find yourself kicked out of school, and even in jail if the false accusations are never discovered. Here are some ways you can recover from false domestic violence accusations.

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