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Experience:  I have 15 years experience in the legal field, currently specializing in criminal and family law
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I am being accused of domestic abuse, the incident I am being

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I am being accused of domestic abuse, the incident I am being accused of would have taken place over 2 years ago, what legal actions can I take to defend myself from such an accusation?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Joseph replied 3 years ago.
Good evening! I believe I can provide assistance in this matter but I need more information before proceeding. Please tell me more about the allegations. Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

battery, and sex without consent

Expert:  Joseph replied 3 years ago.

Can you explain why the charges are just coming forward now, two years later? Thank you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I wish I knew, the "victim" accusing me was my then significant other 2 years ago, since the break up she has always tried ruining my life. Out of the blue she accuses me of incidents from 2 years ago, however she has blown things out of proportion. What should I do? What can I do?

Expert:  Joseph replied 3 years ago.

While the allegations are very serious, there is some good news here as well. If the incident that she is bringing forward was from two years ago, it's highly improbable that there would be any evidence to substantiate the charges. For example, a sexual offense would often involve DNA evidence, pictures of physical injury and witnesses that saw or heard what took place. Two years later, those things likely do not exist.

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As I mentioned, these are serious allegations. As such, it would be prudent to retain an attorney to assist. An attorney can intervene with law enforcement, ensure you do not make any statements that may come across as admissions and otherwise help ensure the best possible result.

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