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Actor accused of domestic violence

When someone is charged with domestic violence, they often feel overwhelmed and worry about how the allegations will affect them. Unfortunately, for some people in Stamford, and other parts of Connecticut, false domestic violence allegations have utterly destroyed their lives. There are many reasons why some people falsely accuse others of domestic violence, whether they want to shatter their reputation, get revenge or profit from the accusations. Even in cases where an individual is guilty of domestic violence, certain details surrounding the situation may be exaggerated and those accused face particularly harsh consequences.

Actress Amber Heard, who recently filed for a divorce from actor Johnny Depp, accused Depp of abusing her. As a result, a restraining order was placed against the actor, who has been accused of both physical and verbal abuse over the course of his marriage to Heard.

According to Heard, Depp recently struck her in the face with his phone. However, Heard never provided a statement to authorities when the abuse reportedly took place. The 30-year-old actress filed for divorce just a couple of days following the alleged incident.

Sometimes, people think that a minor family conflict will soon blow over. However, even seemingly insignificant domestic violence incidents can result in a world of turmoil, causing people to lose their jobs, spend time in prison and pay steep fines. When someone is accused of a domestic violence offense, they should examine their set of circumstances closely. For some, reaching out to an attorney who is well-versed in handling these types of cases is a smart move.

Source: Newsday, "Amber Heard reports alleged domestic violence by Johnny Depp to police," Frank Lovece, May 31, 2016

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