Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo sounds eager to make quick arrests in domestic violence cases, even with little evidence other than officers noting which person “appears to be the aggressor” when they arrive at the scene of a domestic abuse call.
The chief recently told Fox 26 News that the days of officers arriving at a scene of reported domestic violence and no one going to jail will “probably be behind us” in the very near future. Acevedo said he spoke to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, who agreed with him that the person at the scene who “appears to be the aggressor” will go to jail immediately until all the facts are known.
Facts. Those are pesky things, aren’t they?
But they are what truly matters in a domestic violence case. Even so, now it seems that a mere appearance of guilt at the scene of a dispute may be enough to send someone to jail.
False allegations by a supposed victim also can add to the appearance of guilt. In fact, being falsely accused of domestic violence or a sex crime is a common occurrence in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Montgomery County.
Often, the alleged victim lies or at least exaggerates in order to lash out at the alleged perpetrator for personal reasons. Now, apparently police can simply take the word of one person over another to have grounds to make an arrest and file a complaint charging the alleged perpetrator.
Fortunately, veteran Houston criminal defense lawyer Neal Davis is experienced in handling such false claims. In fact, the Neal Davis Law Firm has a strong track record of gaining dismissals of false allegations for his clients.
In recent months, Neal Davis has succeeded in getting the dismissal of a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child when a false accusation was made. He also was able to get a case of online solicitation of a child thrown out by a grand jury.
“False allegations are a serious matter which should not be allowed to stand and to ruin someone’s life,” Davis says. “Being falsely accused of domestic violence or a sexual offense is common in today’s society, and those facing such false allegations need a strong legal defense.”
Without it, you could face years in prison based largely on the false claims or false allegations directed against you—especially in a climate where authorities are quick to make arrests based only on who “appears to be” an aggressor.
If you or someone in your family faces false claims of domestic violence or sexual assault, contact the Neal Davis Law Firm today for a confidential legal review of your case. Then, you can decide if you want to enlist the help of Neal Davis, as so many others have done with success.
Though false claims can be easily made, they also can be defeated. Contact us today and let’s fight for justice—for you.