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San Diego County Medical Professionals May Now Screen for Signs of Domestic Violence

By San Diego Attorney on October 14, 2021

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?

By San Diego Attorney on September 8, 2021

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?

By San Diego Attorney on August 4, 2021

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?

By San Diego Attorney on February 1, 2018

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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