It is not unusual for someone to falsely accuse an ex, spouse, or household of this crime out of anger, jealousy or spite. Some actually attempt to use the charge to gain an advantage in family court – divorce or child custody, for example. You may not have called "911," you may feel the issues could have easily been resolved without the situation ending in arrest, you may not have wanted to police to become involved. Often the seriousness of these charges are not realized until the family has been separated physically, is financially strapped, and not sure how to pick up the pieces.
If this has happened to you, it’s likely you feel upset, even betrayed. But don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Give yourself yourself a fighting chance, and hire a local domestic violence attorney in Charleston, SC who has years of experience prosecuting and defending people charged with criminal domestic violence.
I handled over 1000 criminal indictments/warrants in General Sessions Court and hundreds of Criminal Domestic Violence cases in the Magistrate and Municipal Courts of Dorchester County. In these courts combined, I have tried over 20 jury trials.