Michigan Domestic Violence Attorney J. Dallo explains False accusations in Michigan Domestic Violence cases. If you’ve been arrested for a Domestic Violence offense in Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, or anywhere in Oakland County, Michigan, or surrounding areas, contact Dallo Law, P.C. at (248) 283-7000 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss your defense.
I have seen situations where the alleged victim in the case admits at some point later on, or we find out, that there was no violence. If we’re talking about that, then we’re talking about filing a false police report, and making a claim to authorities that isn’t true. That alleged victim has their own issues to deal with. The worrisome thing in a situation like that, the thing that concerns me is the alleged victim’s back is against the wall a little bit. The victim made this claim, and now the alleged victim has to back up this claim. Because if he or she goes back on that then they are being looked at as being the person who lied to authorities. So it becomes a mess. When you have an alleged victim who is cooperating, how do we point it out. Sometimes the facts will come out: “But you don’t have any physical markings”, or “it wasn’t even you who called the police it was your roommate who lives with you two in the other room, that heard you guys yelling.” There are so many different scenarios that put the alleged victim in a position where they have to cooperate or they’re willing to cooperate. And so what i’ll do is if we go to trial, if it’s a trial situation, it really comes down to my abilities to cross examinine them, and to look at the facts. Like i said: “Did the police take photos, of where the injuries were, if there were any?” So there’s a lot to examine there and i’m more than happy to do it.