The typical domestic violence situation involves a female victim in a male who has been accused of violence. Some studies have found that up to 85% of victims are in fact female. This is the reason why people often assume that this is how it works.
However, both men and women can be victims or abusers. It is possible for this to impact both genders in the same way. It’s very important for women who have been accused of domestic violence to understand that they can certainly be prosecuted and charged. They should never assume that their gender means that this isn’t a possibility or that they won’t face such allegations.
What if your partner tries to twist the account of what occurred?
For instance, your partner may try to blame you for what occurred even though you don’t believe you did anything wrong. Maybe you felt threatened by them and you took action to protect yourself. Maybe you didn’t do anything at all, but you just tried to leave the situation. The police were called either way, and your partner claimed that you were the perpetrator when they arrived. This can lead to an arrest, regardless of your gender or your partner’s gender.
What should you do if you get arrested?
If this happens to you, then it’s time to begin looking into all of your legal options. It can be very stressful to be facing such serious allegations, and you need to know about your defense options – especially when you believe that you are not in the wrong and that your partner is giving an inaccurate account of what occurred.