GOOD LAW PUT TO BAD USE!
The laws on domestic violence were enacted to protect women who are truly in danger. What has happened is that many take advantage of these good law for their own bad purposes, like falsely accusing someone of domestic violence in order to gain an advantage either for less child visitation or more child support.
Our specialty is defending these cases. There are ways to overcome these charges and show the judge who is the real abuser, who’s lying and who’s telling the truth.
A “CLETS” ORDER CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE!
As bad as your pending breakup or divorce may be, having a Domestic Violence CLETS order sustained against you, especially when it is false, can ruin your life. You may lose your job, the right to own guns, and the right to be a coach or volunteer.
MAKE THEM PAY YOUR ATTORNEY FEES!
Most people never even talk to an attorney. Remember, an attorney will talk to you free the first time. An attorney can advise you and quote you a reasonable price. If you win the restraining order, the judge may order the party who falsely accused you to pay your attorney fees.
This is the misconception that keeps people who really need to hire an attorney from doing so. Representing yourself is the worst mistake you can make. Even an attorney accused of domestic violence needs an attorney to represent him.
The most important reason to hire an attorney is for your kids, but did you know that if you have a finding of domestic violence made against you, you lost the right to joint custody of your kids for up to five years? What does this mean? Joint custody is what gives you as the parent the right to make decisions after the divorce in your children’s lives, like what school will they attend, what church or religion, what to do in a medical emergency and what sort of fun and recreation they engage in like cheerleading or baseball.