When The One Facing Domestic Abuse Charges Is The Victim
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, bringing to light and raising awareness of sexual violence against both women and men. Raising awareness and broaching discussions about the issue is the best way to help individuals and couples understand what a healthy relationship looks like and what actions could be seen as red flags.
How the Accused Could be a Victim
Although most of our awareness and discussions about sexual violence focus on the victim, the accused may be a victim as well. Our criminal defense attorneys have found themselves involved in situations where a person is facing sexual or domestic abuse charges as an act of revenge or as a way to personally harm the accused, not because a sexual assault actually occurred. This is a dangerous game to play since such charges can affect a person’s reputation and livelihood and a conviction will follow them for the rest of their life, in many cases even dictating where they can live and work.
These are just a few of the reasons that we want to remind others that allegations of assault and abuse are very serious charges – for both the victim and the accused. There are two sides to every story. Fortunately, our legal system is set up to allow both sides to share their side of the story.
We Help Fight Domestic Abuse Charges
Anyone who has been accused of sexual assault or physical abuse or is facing charges should consult a criminal defense attorney immediately. This is not the time to leave the issue up to chance. There is very little room for error in such cases since the repercussions are so devastating and long-lasting. If you have been accused, you have the right to a fair trial, which will give you a chance to provide evidence and share your side of the story and ensure your rights are protected throughout the entire ordeal.
Even if the allegations are true, representation by a skilled criminal defense attorney can yield a better outcome for you such as reduced charges or a plea deal. An outright dismissal is even possible if no evidence is found to support your accusers’ claims.
To learn more about fighting domestic abuse charges in Wisconsin, contact Eisenberg Law Offices in Madison. We will listen to your side of the story, review the evidence against you, and advocate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome. We offer free, confidential consultations and represent clients throughout Wisconsin.