Domestic violence is a very serious issue. Penalties for this crime can be extensive, and you could face life-altering circumstances depending on the severity of your charge and sentencing. First, you must be made aware of what counts as a domestic relationship and who can legally be considered victims of domestic violence. It is important to know that both parties in the relationship can suffer from domestic violence regardless of their sex. Current or former roommates, spouses, dating parties, and people who have a child in common can all be the victims of domestic violence.
The various types of actions that can be considered for charges in a domestic violence case can include any of the following:
- An attempt to cause bodily injury to another
- Causing fear of imminent bodily injury
- Emotional harassment
- Sexual assault of any kind
In the case of fear of injury, and emotional distress, there are little-to-no physical signs of this abuse, and therefore, there is little evidence required for a law enforcement officer to make an arrest. This means that you could be arrested and charged with domestic violence based solely on the word of an angry ex-spouse for example. It is vitally important that you are given justice, and that you have a chance to fight for your rights in court.
Serving the Criminally Accused
It is important that you have skillful representation in your case as domestic violence charges can be difficult to face. At Scott Law Firm, we provide our clients with skillful and aggressive legal assistance to achieve favorable outcomes to the cases that we handle. We understand the fear, anxiety, and emotional hardship that you may be experiencing if you have been charged with a crime, and we can provide you with the representation that you need in your case.