Category: Domestic Violence
It’s rarely a good thing to have the police called to your home. Domestic dispute calls are almost always the result of some kind of intense conflict, and officers take them seriously.
Just because they are called out doesn’t mean a crime happened, though, and often no charges are pressed. [...]
You and your partner get into a loud, heated argument. Tempers flare, things are thrown, and harsh words are shouted. Essentially, things get out of hand. All of a sudden, the cops are at your doorstep and you are taken away to the police station and charged with domestic violence.[...]
We tend to fear the unknown, but perhaps the person we know best is the one most likely to harm us.
Research from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that two thirds of attacks against women are committed by a husband, partner, or someone she knows. An estimated 1,500 women [...]
Domestic violence occurs when a person commits an assault upon a family or household member. Charges of Continuous Violence Against the Family may be brought when someone commits two acts of domestic violence within a twelve-month period.
Beware, neither incident of domestic assault has to have resulted in arrest or [...]
It seems as though every month is an official month for raising awareness about some sort of cause, disease, or issue in the world. Some of these, including Pride Month in June or Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, are very present on social media and in the news.
Domestic abuse is often more than just a one-time occurrence, with many abusers continuously assaulting or otherwise abusing domestic partners, children, or other household members.
Ongoing abuse tends to be more traumatic to the victims of domestic violence than a single instance, causing them to feel as if they deserve [...]