Despite best efforts, we all find ourselves in disputes that bring out the worst in us. Even if you are not a physically violent person, you may find yourself saying things you don't mean in a tone that does not reflect your best intentions. The evolving world of psychology now states that verbal abuse can cause the victim the same psychological consequences as physical abuse. The court system considers verbal abuse in the home as domestic violence. Domestic violence is a serious charge. It can cause custody issues with your children, it can reflect on you poorly as a citizen and it comes with its fair share of penalties, social and legal. Verbal abuse is a broad term but has grave consequences. The victim can get an emergency or Temporary Protective Order from a Judge and this can put restrictions and limitations on your life activities, like spending time with your children, living at your home or even owning a gun. Today, abuse is broadly construed. Verbal abuse can occur on both sides of a relationship and words can be misinterpreted. If you are being accused of verbal abuse with your partner, consult with an attorney experienced in handling domestic abuse cases. An experienced attorney can lay out the scope of the law for you, talk to you about possible strategies or options for you case and help you best represent yourself in court.
Are you worried about a verbal abuse accusation? Handling cases in Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties, The Law Offices of Christopher Martens knows how stressful your situation can be and will work hard for your dignity and your rights. Call our offices at 559-967-7386 to schedule a free consultation. You can also email us at [email protected] today.