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  • Writer's pictureSean Buckley

When Domestic Abusers Turn the System Against their Victims

Updated: Apr 25, 2022

The "Family Violence Scam" is a particularly insidious form of domestic violence-by-proxy where an abuser falsely accuses their victim to have them arrested and prosecuted. The abuser manipulates police, prosecutors, and even victim's advocates into becoming unwitting proxies of their depraved campaign of control and abuse. This scam has become a serious and pervasive problem in many jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Raising awareness of this form of domestic violence is an important component of the mission to end the cycle of violence. One in four women and one in seven men in the United States will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Many of these victims are also victims of the Family Violence Scam. If you have not experienced domestic violence in your own relationships, then chances are you know someone who has been or may currently be in an abusive situation.

If you’re a victim of domestic abuse who's been falsely accused of a family violence crime, you need a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney to immediately protect your rights, begin preparing a defense, and provide guidance as you work to escape your abuser's sadistic control.

Common Family Assault crimes in Texas include:

-Misdemeanor Assault – Family Member

-Felony Assault – Family Member – Impeding Breathing (“choking”)

-Felony Assault – Family Member – Continuous Violence

-Felony Assault – Family Member – Deadly Weapon

-Felony Assault – Family Member – Serious Bodily Injury

-Injury to a Child

Houston Family Assault Crimes Attorney Sean Buckley has successfully defended many Family Assault cases over the years and has obtained numerous dismissals and “Not Guilty” jury verdicts for victims of domestic violence who were falsely accused by their abusers.

Attorney Sean Buckley is a protégé of famed criminal defense trial lawyer Dick DeGuerin, whose influence defined Buckley’s skillset and multi-dimensional approach to defending clients. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Buckley’s work has been favorably covered by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and numerous other national and local media outlets. Buckley also serves as lead editor of O’Connor’s Federal Criminal Rules & Codes, a legal reference book used by criminal lawyers across the United States. He earned his B.A. from Auburn in 1996 and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1999.

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