Domestic violence does not have to be limited to physical violence within the family home. Today, with family situations becoming increasingly diverse and with more people communicating online, domestic violence can be found wherever you are in contact with a close family member or someone you've been in an intimate relationship with. Where there is contact between people, there can be violence and the internet is no exception. We communicate online a lot these days and just like in person, conflict can arise, especially when words are misinterpreted because they lack the context. Because threats and harassment can take place online, domestic violence can to. Online domestic violence won't be physical but it can be verbal or psychological in nature. The punishment, however, is the same. Similarly, you can have a Domestic Violence Restraining Order taken out on you, complete with limitations like having to relinquish your firearms or having to have supervised visitation with your kids. If you have been served with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and have children, contact an attorney right away to discuss your case scenario. When children are involved in domestic violence cases, it pays to have a skilled attorney by your side to protect your rights as a person and as a parent. An experienced attorney can look at the documentation of the alleged domestic violence and might be able to find weaknesses in the victim's argument. If you feel like your words or actions online have been misinterpreted and are now being held against you, don't settle for an unfair order; consult with an experienced attorney today to discuss your case options.
The Law Offices of Christopher Martens understands how intimidating a Domestic Violence Restraining Order can be. They can be complicated and can change your life dramatically. If you are in the Tulare, Kinds or Fresno area and are worried about being accused of online domestic violence, there is expert help available. Contact our offices at 559-967-7386 or email us at [email protected] for a free consultation today.