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Who Is Hurt By Jumping To Conclusions?

Okabe & Haushalter Jan 12, 2019 Domestic Violence

Rightfully so, the United States has shifted rapidly to a society that is working hard to root out discrimination in the workplace. The “Me Too” movement has really changed the landscape, but it has also brought attention to domestic violence.

Domestic violence is appalling and should not be tolerated, but what happens when someone is accused but never charged. What we are finding is that the accusation alone is enough to ruin a person’s reputation. If they are not guilty of the accusation, how fair is that?

We learned the other day that prosecutors dropped a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster. The person who accused him had done so before but recanted her allegations. It seems that happened again. The problem is that Foster has already lost his job as a linebacker, the team having dismissed him soon after the allegations came out. He has no job and he was never found guilty.

At Okabe & Haushalter, the moment you are accused of a crime like this, the deck is stacked against you. Beating these charges requires a skilled defense attorney who will investigate all aspects of your case. When you need a San Francisco domestic violence attorney, call us today.

How They Happen

We do not condone violence, but we know that there are times when accusations are made about things that did not really happen. We have often seen cases when two people get into a heated argument and one person decides to accuse the other of violence to get back at them for something.

We also know there are times when both parties get arrested on domestic violence charges even though one was attempting to defend themselves. In a chaotic situation, the police will often simply arrest everyone, especially if there are marks and bruises and nobody is telling the same story. From there, it will be up to the courts to figure out whether or not you really committed domestic violence.

By that point, your mugshot is in the news and public opinion is already forming about whether or not you are guilty.

Getting convicted of domestic violence can lead to a criminal record. This could prevent you from gaining employment, working around children, or even seeing your own children.

Moving On From Here

Do not panic if you or someone you love has been charged with domestic violence. The criminal justice system works the way it is supposed to when you have a qualified and experienced attorney by your side, fighting to ensure your rights are upheld. There is too much at stake to rely on a public defender and you can be sure we have the experience you need. At Okabe & Haushalter, we will build a shield around you and do everything we can to get the charges thrown out. When you need a San Francisco domestic violence attorney, you can contact us today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799 for a free consultation.