Domestic Abuse | San Diego Law Blog
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.
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.
Rather than incarceration, you may have probation as the penalty for a domestic violence offense.
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