In Australian courts, we see domestic violence charges being withdrawn or cancelled due to victims not being reliable enough. In a recent example, a defendant in Sydney had to spend over $200,000 in legal fees over a case that took place over 2 years trying to erase their name from the assault and rape allegations that their partner labelled on them.
In the end, they were acquitted of the charges by a District Court jury. But, the defendant swore they should never have been charged at all and exclaimed they would sue the police for ignoring important evidence.
Unfortunately, it does not take much for things to go bad when relationships come to an end. A divorce process between two heated partners makes it all the uglier. Children become pawns that are used in between the spouses, and people take the brunt of the damage by being labelled with wrongful allegations of domestic violence made by their spouses.
False allegations like these not only embarrass but take a toll financially, emotionally and psychologically for the accused. If someone ends up being charged for domestic violence, an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) can be used against them. This could limit access to any children or property and affect job, as well.
In Criminal Law, as well as any other legal matter, you are innocent until proven otherwise. It is the job of the prosecution to bring proof that the crime was in fact committed. However, sometimes evidence that is prejudicial, illegal or obtained without permission can also be brought forth.
An experienced Criminal Lawyer from a firm like “Platinum Lawyers” can get the problematic evidence thrown away. When someone makes false claims in the court, they are standing in the way of justice. This is a very serious criminal offense that could likely get the accuser thrown in jail. That is why a Criminal Lawyer knowledgeable in the field is important. Men and women both are to be given the same level of protection under the law.
If someone has falsely accused you of domestic violence, do not hesitate to reach out to Platinum Lawyers Sydney at 02 8084 2764 for experienced and affordable Criminal Lawyers in Sydney. If you are suffering from some other legal issue, our criminal lawyers at Platinum Lawyers Sydney have expertise in other areas of the field, as well.
Reach out to us and be sure you will get the best solutions to your issues.