Domestic Violence Victim Lied

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Did the Domestic Violence “Victim” Lie?

If you have been charged with domestic violence and the alleged victim lied, then you need an attorney right away.  Most “victims” in domestic violence cases who lie are afraid to tell the police the truth.  They usually feel that if they tell the prosecutor the truth that they will be charged with filing a false police report.  Whether this is true or not depends on the prosecuting agency.  Having an attorney advise an alleged victim in a domestic violence dispute is critical.

What if the “Victim” Chooses Not to Testify

If a domestic violence victim is served or acknowledges receipt of a subpoena to come to court, then they must come to court.  However, what if the alleged victim chooses not to testify for fear of committing perjury?  Anyone who may give testimony that may be incriminating can choose not to testify under the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  What if the prosecutor offers immunity?  From here it becomes complicated and you need the assistance of an attorney, preferably before you are served with a subpoena.

Attorney Errol Cook believes in fighting for what is right and ensuring the fair administration of law and due process in domestic violence cases.

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