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Moving on From Domestic Violence Charges: Making This Decade the Best One Yet

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Very few criminal charges negatively impact a family the way domestic violence charges do. Guilty or not, simply being charged with domestic violence is enough to disrupt your family life from the ground up.

The good news is that domestic violence charges do not have to permanently reshape your life, especially if you’re not guilty. Regardless of the circumstances, there are things you can do to live with purpose and put your past behind you. With a lot of free time available due to the quarantine, we want to explain a few things you can do to make this decade the best one yet.

Understand You are NOT the Victim

When it comes to domestic violence charges, there are two sides to each story. You’re guilty, or you’re not.

Example 1 - You’re Guilty

In this example, we’re going to assume that you did harm someone that you genuinely care about. You’re trying to figure out what caused you to do this, as you’re not a violent person. However, the charges were valid, and your sentence was fair. Now you’re left trying to move forward from your past.

Example 2 - You’ve Been Falsely Accused

In this example, we will assume that you’ve been falsely accused. False accusations are extremely common when it comes to domestic violence charges. Often these false allegations stem from things like sour relationships, infidelity, and child custody battles. Unfortunately, false accusations come with lasting consequences.

Whether you’re guilty or not, life isn’t always fair. Viewing yourself as the victim in your domestic violence case will do nothing to help you move forward. Responding to your charges in a professional manner will help you learn from your mistakes and truly move forward with your life.

First Coast Criminal Defense Can Help

We understand that on your path to a better life, you may still be dealing with pending criminal charges. If you’ve been arrested on domestic violence charges, working with a trusted Jacksonville domestic violence defense attorney can help protect your future.

Call our team today (904) 474-3115 to learn how we can help over the phone.

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