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Quarantine Feuds: How to Handle False Oregon Domestic Violence Allegations

Domestic violence charges are typically much trickier to handle than a typical criminal case. The main reason being that the laws in place to protect victims are often easily abused. At Baxter Harder, LLC, we see far too many situations where an upset ex, angry parent, or estranged spouse makes false claims of domestic abuse in order to gain the upper hand in a child custody battle, divorce, or to simply “get back” at their significant other.

With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), individuals are spending more time indoors and around their families than perhaps ever before.

Because of this, many individuals are being brought to their breaking point, which could result in heated arguments that lead to false domestic abuse allegations. We want to explain what you can do if you’re facing false domestic violence charges.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an umbrella term that refers to many different abusive and threatening behaviors, including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Battery
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Making threats
  • Destroying property

However, for a crime to be considered domestic violence, there must be a relationship of some sort.

You can face domestic violence charges in Oregon if you threaten:

  • Your current or former spouse
  • Your child’s other parent
  • Your children
  • Your parents
  • Your closely related family members

A Lasting Stain

Regardless of how severe your potential domestic violence charges are, they will have a lasting impact on your life moving forward, if not handled properly. Some of the consequences of being convicted include:

  • Jail time
  • Stiff fines
  • Repaying the victim for damages
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Probation
  • Child custody troubles
  • Trouble finding work

Additionally, if the court believes that you are a threat to your family and loved ones, they could issue an order of protection, which forbids you from visiting or coming into contact with them.

Get the Help You Need Today

The first step in successfully fighting false domestic violence allegations is to discuss your options with an experienced Oregon criminal defense attorney.

At Baxter Harder, LLC, our team of trusted attorneys has been helping individuals successfully fight their domestic violence charges for countless years. We understand exactly what to look for in order to build the strongest case possible to defend your future.

Don’t let an allegation change the way you live your life. Call Baxter Harder, LLC today (541) 238-9210 to learn how we can help.

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