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Domestic Violence Allegations During Divorce
Divorce can bring out the worst in the best of us. It is not uncommon for a spouse to make false allegations of domestic violence against the other spouse during a divorce. There may be several possible motivations for accusations of domestic abuse, including revenge, jealousy, the desire to gain an advantage in court, or to get the upper hand in a child custody dispute. Regardless of the motivation, if you are dealing with domestic violence allegations during a divorce, it is in your best interests to speak with an experienced San Diego domestic violence defense attorney as soon as possible.
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When You’re Arrested for Retaliating Against an Abuser
Victims of ongoing domestic abuse who eventually fight back against an abuser may be facing criminal charges. This shocking state of affairs came about due to the extremely harsh set of laws regarding domestic abuse in California.
Arrested on a domestic violence charge after retaliating against an abuser in San Diego? Contact jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys today at (760) 630-2000.
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What If Someone Accuses You of Gaslighting Them?
Gaslighting is the act of psychologically manipulating another person to the point that they begin to doubt their sanity. The essence of gaslighting is to exercise control over another person, and may include denying an incident even occurred. When gaslighting is associated with acts of domestic violence, it poses problems both for the accused and the alleged victim.
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Domestic Violence in LGBTQ+ Relationships
In the past, domestic violence awareness has been primarily focused on heterosexual relationships. However, researchers found that participants who identified as gay or lesbian reported higher domestic violence and sexual violence rates than heterosexuals in a recent CDC study. In fact, gay men and bisexual women are more likely to experience severe physical domestic violence than straight people, as reported by HRC.
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Were You Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a horrible thing to be accused of when you are innocent. The possible legal consequences and damage to your reputation can seem unbearable at times. Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic abuse are not as rare as some people think.
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Social Media Can Hurt You in a Domestic Violence Case
According to the Pew research Center, over 82 percent of Americans are currently using at least one form of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and other forms of social media have become an integral part of most people’s lives.
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San Diego County Medical Professionals May Now Screen for Signs of Domestic Violence
The District Attorney’s Office in San Diego County is providing medical personnel with tools for identifying domestic violence, particularly strangulation, as reported on CBS8. In October 2021, they released a set of guidelines for domestic violence screening and proper response when medical professionals see suspicious injuries. This is necessary because healthcare providers are often the first people to see domestic violence victims apart from their abusers.
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Why Did the Police Only Arrest One Person in a Domestic Dispute?
When it comes to assessing the cause of a domestic violence incident, evidence is crucial. Therefore, despite both parties seemingly being involved in the dispute, evidence gathered can point toward the guilty party.
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Can I Get Probation for Domestic Violence?
Rather than incarceration, you may have probation as the penalty for a domestic violence offense.
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Is There More Domestic Violence on Super Bowl Sunday?
There has been debate going on for decades now as to whether Super Bowl Sunday sees an increase in domestic violence. There are no concrete numbers that back up this claim, and Snopes.com, Huffington Post, and many other reputable sources have tried to put this myth to rest. Domestic violence does tend to spike around the holidays, but it is much more common on Christmas than when two NFL teams hit the field in February.
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