False accusations of domestic abuse do occur. Almost seven years ago, the Oregon legislature decided to act. Some critics certainly feared that punishing false accusations of domestic violence would have a chilling effect on the reporting of real domestic abuse. No reasonable person condones this violence. However, decent people can be caught in a web of hysteria, and the criminal charges are quite real. Whether the accusations come from a custody battle in a divorce proceeding, or from some other place, we have an intuition that these are not the sorts of crimes that prosecutors let slide by. Indeed, they have every incentive to use the stigma attached to their advantage. The deck is stacked, and you need someone willing to stand up and take the heat.
Ed Kroll has been on both sides of the legal system, so he knows it, and the people who operate within it. If you’ve been accused of domestic abuse, don’t go it alone. From felony assault down to a nebulous “menacing” charge, the average person has no chance by himself. These kinds of accusations stick with you. Imagine if you didn’t have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side? This isn’t a time where people are known for giving anyone the benefit of the doubt. You need more than a break; you need a lawyer who makes his own breaks.
No one would choose to face serious criminal charges, let alone domestic violence charges. And if they’re false, it can feel like someone is trying to take your reputation and your life away. Get back in control. Find a Portland criminal defense attorney who’s done battle for people just like you. Kroll & Johnson, P.C. have offices in Portland and Hillsboro to serve you. Don’t get backed into a corner. Call today for a free consultation.