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What Counts as Domestic Violence? Know the Facts

Posted by Christopher Martens | Feb 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Relationships are hard. People mistreat other people every day in so many ways but, in the eyes of the law, domestic violence is a serious and punishable offense. Domestic violence is harm or threats to harm someone you are in, or have been in, an intimate relationship with. The stereotypical scenario that may come to mind when you think of domestic violence is a husband physically hurting his wife. However, the actual scope of domestic violence laws is wide. Abuse can be physical but it can also be psychological, verbal or emotional in nature. These other forms of abuse can be hard to demonstrate in court so it is a good idea to have an experienced attorney by your side who knows how to best defend such allegations successfully. Intimate relationships can span to the other parent of your children, someone you live with but aren't married to, someone you used to live with or a close blood relative. Domestic violence laws can even cover abuse of family pets. With so much flexibility, domestic violence charges are best handled by an experienced criminal defense attorney. It is important to know what actions are covered under these laws so as to not cross any boundaries unknowingly. It is also important if you are facing charges of domestic violence to understand the ramifications of such a charge and how to ensure you case is judged fairly and justly in court. Having an attorney help you through this process can save you from a criminal conviction.

Are you in the Tulare, Kings or Fresno areas and facing allegations of domestic violence? Contact experienced criminal defense attorney Christopher Martens and his legal team to discuss your case scenario. Experienced in domestic violence defense, the Law Offices of Christopher Martens can expertly walk you through the process of defending yourself in court and ensure you receive a fair and just judgment. Call our office at 559-967-7386 or email us at [email protected] for a free consultation today.

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Christopher Martens

Bio Visalia and Bakersfield criminal defense attorney who has dedicated his life to helping those who have been accused of crimes or injured due to the negligence of others.


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