Domestic Violence Violation of Protection Order — Attempt to Alienate Kids
RESULT | Dismissed
A man who in the middle of a divorce had the right to have visitation with his children. The mother was attempting to alienate the father from his kids and no longer wanted the father in her life or the life of the children. When she could not achieve this goal through litigation in the family law case, the woman manufactured a reason to seek and obtain a protection order. She then falsely reported a violation of the protection order and the man was charged with that crime. The defense gathered a large amount of information that called into question the motives and credibility of the woman. The defense convinced the prosecutor that the woman was not credible and was likely making the criminal complaint so that the Court would agree that the man should not be able to visit with his children. The prosecutor dismissed the case.