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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My wife has continues to cry abuse and my kids even witness thats its my wife who is the abuser and abuses alcohol and drugs
about 11 years ago my brother had a case of domestic violence. My sister in law learned how to cheat the system and now she is referring woman over that have no legal status in the U.S to go, lie and make up a name of an abuser just so they can stay in the U.S.
about 11 years ago my brother had a case of domestic violence. My sister in law learned how to cheat the system and now she is referring woman over that have no legal status in the U.S to go, lie and make up a name of an abuser just so they can stay in the U.S.
Im currently going through this with my fieance he was arrested on dv charge when there was never any kind of domestic violence and its his first ever clean record we are losing badly and cant afford help his pubic deffender is doing nothing neither is my advocate everything i requested my statement nothing is being read or anything im lost
Committing perjury, witness tampering and making false statements to police officers is becoming an epidemic.
Lives are ruined and the real perpetrators ruin the other person's life, ability to earn an income, reputations are ruined. Pls. Help.
I am a lesbian woman.having had a 2 week affair in 2008 found my self in court 3 years later with this person. A five year stay away issued in family court for 653m simply for telling her husband about her actions while she was drunk. I left the state she followed me. I got sober in AA gay AA she followed me. When I told her to stop she filed police reports. She is still married she has 7 counts of perjury I can prove she slandered my name I was attacked. She abused the courts knowingly and willingly to hide her adultery and my life is ruined so yes let's bring justice which is balance of facts and hold both parties responsible under the law family court is unconstitutional. I have one year left of this but my life and name are tarnished as a stalker. Westberg vs. Svastics calif
I'm a female but the same thing happened to me when I told my husband I wanted a divorce and custody of our son. I never expected it and was blindsided by it. It was painful embarrassing and really frustrating cause even though there was zero evidence (cause I didn't do anything) they took his word and I was arrested
I have a girl threatening to report me for domestic abuse when its a lie, because I ended the relationship and won't speak to her again, now she said she will hurt herself and report me to have me arrested since I won't speak to her. And there's nothing I can do? This is ridiculous.
My ex fiancé is a former (and now current) prescription pain killer addict, as well as a boy I had known in high school before all that. He cleaned up shortly before we got together, (for the most part though he had a few relapses that I quickly squashed while we were together) and we had a son who is now 2 and a half. With a learning disability, a 'barely graduated' high school education and a maintenance man job, our son is the only good thing he feels he has ever done in his life. He thought he had hit the jackpot with me. I have 3 degrees and have maintained a professional licensure for the last 9 years. I've supported him financially during the duration of our 4 year relationship. I finally reached the end of my tolerance on Father's Day and asked him to leave. He refused because it was Father's Day and he 'could do whatever he wanted'. He had been destructive in the past breaking windows and punching doors and throwing me around to frighten me, and I finally couldn't stand it anymore. We argued and I broke a picture frame with our picture in it to reinforce the point that I was done. He ran outside and started screaming for the neighbors to call the cops (ironically he had lost his cell phone that day) because I had a knife. He's terrified I would take his son, given his long history of drug abuse, and in an effort to keep me from doing so had domestic violence and felony assault with a deadly weapons charges pressed against me, despite a lack of evidence or any bodily harm. He has since realized the mistake he made and wants to reconcile, which I have been advised by my attorney is the best thing (I won't even go into the fact that I'm essentially being raped now because if I don't sleep with him he holds the court case over my head). I now stand to lose my son to a junkie who has fully relapsed due to the stress of potentially losing one good thing he ever did in his life (our son) and the one person who paid his bills and took care of them. I stand to lose my professional licensure, my career, my son and my entire life and it's all because of the way domestic violence is handled. He's a lying vindictive person who is the 'victim', so it will never matter how much I was emotionally and physically abused up until this point. His exact words to me after the fact were, "I called the cops because I was afraid of what I would do to YOU if things continued." Thank God I've documented his destructive behavior and drug behaviors while relapsing over the years. It may help me with my case, but sadly...because of this, even with all the evidence against him, if I am convicted the state may take our child from both of us. It isn't right. I've been a responsible person who gives back to the community (I have healed people at my job for nearly a decade), I have been a loving mother to one small child and one adult child for years, and because one irresponsible lying junkie manipulated the system for his own purposes my life will be severely limited,
I am a disabled lady who lives in rural Arkansas. After a divorce, my girls signed me up to I met Leslie through this site. When I entered my info I requested a college graduate like myself. I met Leslie and he seemed highly intelligent. I must admit it was flattering to have a man interested in me. He came from good Christian parents. As the relationship progressed , I began to catch him in lies. He was very verbally abusive and started putting on a victim personality around friends and family. I figured he has some issues. ( if I had only invested in a background check). I was dealing with a very unstable man. Long story. His dad died and he was homeless . I offered him work on my front gate to let him earn the money. He was contracted to fix the gate then leave . He picked a fight over laundry detergent. He drank a 30 pack of Busch lite purchased at the liquor store. He shot bullets out of a .22 pistol while drunk. ( Cell phone charger in the building he was staying in) he tried to bust down my front door that night and stole my Envoy. Next morning I am grooming a poodle and he pulls up in my SUV. He parks the SUV on the road. He was going to leave in it. Said when he got done he would put it in the Arkansas river. He blackmailed me , assaulted me, put a knife to my throat. Etc. He locked the doors to the Envoy. I went to the house to get my keys. He is in my bedroom and when I stepped into the bedroom he reaches into his duffle bag.. I had a concealed weapon permit. I pulled the gun and pointed it at his bottom. My finger never was near the trigger. He dialed 911 while standing on my porch. He was telling the 911 operator that I was trying to shoot him. I was no where near him. He ran to take my SUV. I cleared the chamber of the gun and followed him down the driveway to my vehicle. He kept telling the operator I was going to shoot him. Not true. I sat on the bumper of my vehicle till the police came. I was not hiding.i put my gun down and laid flat while he arrested me. Officer was very professional. I expected them to handcuff Leslie and they would get the truth. The sheriff let him walk away. I was taken to jail and officially charged with aggravated assualt. . 12 hours in jail. Bailed our the next morning. Leslie calls the police and says I am violating a no contact order. He never paid bills taxes or even food. He refused to work and he drained money from me and my girls while I am dissabled. He was a veteran of domestic violence. Knew the system and how to work it. A officer walked into my living room unannounced and arrested me for no contact violation. The police brought him back to my house and took me to jail. He signed a search warrant for my house. DEA agents searched my 5 acres and found nothing but chiggers. I am still awaiting trial in Pulaski county. Judge Sims. My lawyer Paul Herrod has barely been paid. I am devastated over a false accusa
This is happening to my brother right now and it is deplorable that a woman is able to take every cent, take over a home that is not in her name and take away any access to their children just by claiming abuse when there is no evidence. False accusation IS abuse. Abuse of the SYSTEM and the domestic partner. We need to take this power away and allow for the persecuted to truly be innocent until proven guilty.