Domestic Violence Today

By Thomas Tears  Jan. 23, 2011 4:25p

Domestic violence occurs when a partner, family member or co-habitant inflicts bodily or psychological harm on another person. Domestic violence is not limited to spousal abuse; it covers a wide range of abuse between spouses, family members, parent and child, brother and sister, partners, ex-partners and people whom share a child together. Domestic violence occurs in all races, cultures and socioeconomic groups and domestic violence is perpetrated by both men and women.

Domestic violence takes on many forms including threats, hitting, punching, kicking, burning, sexual abuse, molestation, emotional abuse, economic abuse, unlawful confinement, pushing, shoving, choking, drowning and many more. Domestic violence involves "patterns" of abusive behavior in any domestic relationship that one partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over another. Below are some domestic violence statistics:

  • In the US, every 9 seconds a woman is beaten or assaulted
  • One in 3 women has been a victim of domestic abuse around the world
  • Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women
  • Each year, 10 million children witness domestic violence
  • In the US, 1 in 3 women are murdered by their husband or boyfriend everyday
  • Men who witnessed domestic abuse as children are twice as likely to abuse their wives than men who did not witness domestic abuse as children

Domestic Violence Attorney in Santa Ana

Domestic violence is taken very seriously in California. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you are facing potential jail time, fines, community service, probation and more, not to mention a criminal record. The consequences of a domestic violence conviction will follow you around for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, domestic violence is one accusation that people get wrongfully accused of everyday. You cannot afford to take these charges lightly. At the Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law, a Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer from our firm can protect your rights in the charges filed against you.

Contact a Santa Ana Domestic Violence Attorney from our firm today for a free case evaluation.

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