Stop False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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We, the undersigned, are writing in hopes of bringing to your attention a dire misjustice that is occuring in our state as well as many others across the US. Laws inacted to protect the victims of the vile crime of domestic violence are being misused by both citizens as well as law enforcement, and in this process innocent men's lives are being destroyed. In most states, the burden of proof is being thrown out and the simple word of the acuser is being taken without question, many times without the accused even being allowed to speak. True victims of domestic violence, some of whose names you will find below, find this to be deplorable. Not only can a woman falsely accuse a man of domestic violence without fear of consequence, but the accused man has no voice against her. The accuser can be a mentally disturbed individual using such laws to exact her revenge against a man who simply does not want to be in a relationship anymore, and her word is automatically taken, even when no evidence is in place. The man in such cases is automatically arrested, injunctions are automatically set in place, and even if he is able to prove his innocence in court he has lost months of his life due to the fact that she cried wolf. Worse yet are the cases of these innocent men who are poor and have no means to hire private attorneys. Their public defenders assume they are guilty and therefore do only the bare necessities to be their legal voice.We are not in any way asking for a revocation of the laws that protect true victims of domestic violence. Our wish is that these laws be revisited and indications made to to allow for criminal and civil prosecution when someone, whether male or female, has misused these laws in a vindictive and cunning way. We also would ask that law enforcement officers, public attorneys, and judges be forced to recognize the precept that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately, in the cases of domestic violence accusations, the opposite is true. An example of this is that of a 20 year old Florida resident who made the bond that was set for him, only to be picked up the very next day without provocation. The acuser in this case simply told the court she was afraid. He had done nothing in terms of trying to contact her or see her, and was not without several witnesses the few short hours he was free. Something must be done to prevent those who would lie about being a victim of domestic violence from continuing to do so. If it is not, our prisons will be overrun with innocent men and our streets will be controlled by the women who sent them there.

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This is sure true in more ways than one. I've been a victim of this. When the police came to my house they automatically arrested me and not her. Only than did they ask questions as to what happen. I couldn't afford an attorney and don't know much about the law or much experience in court so I just went along with whatever my public defender told me to say which was to plead guilty for a lesser charge. Meanwhile I was innocent of any wrong doing. She stop me from leaving. She put her hands on me first. She got in my way,in my face, shut the door so I won't walk out. I was the victim! I love America but there are some laws that need and must be change!
My friend son is in jail in Ouachita parish at this very moment being falsely accused of setting his unstable, mentally ill ,bipolar girlfriend on fire only because she felt she wasn't getting enough attention from him and thats not the first time she has attempted suicide but now she wants him in prison so she's crying wolf because she knows she will get away with it. His mom hired a Lawyer but he doesn't seem to be doing much as of yet. Guess her son will be one more innocent guy in prison because the female lies. Its really sad because he had a good job, went out and got a family vehicle because she was pregnant he was so excited but then she decided to make a whole different plan for his life. There's no justice for good innocent men this needs to stop.
This isn't just true for men! as I speak, I sit in a motel after being thrown out of my house simply by the words of my husband that are for the most part untrue. Homelessness is impending, and the attorney that I had threw me under the bus. im treated like a criminal, and I have no idea what im going to do. I've not had one chance to exercise my 6th amendment rights, and I've basically been crucified. this situation has to stop!! im guilty until proven innocent, and I have no chance for my day in court. I don't think I live in America anymore.
My family is currently going through this. My fiance is being falsley accused and the courts are tearing our family apart. I want justice, and i want my son to have his father back. This law is much to broad and it lessens the actual abusers crime. Its taken my family out of our home and into shelters, as well as broke our hearts.