Domestic Violence Archives

If the victim recants, are domestic violence charges dismissed?

Most of the time, domestic violence charges are largely a matter of one person's word against the other. This means that some people in the Gwinnett County suburbs of Atlanta might think that if an alleged victim of domestic violence recants his or her story by saying the violence did not happen or simply refuses to cooperate, then the criminal case is effectively over.

Understanding the different types of domestic violence

There are a number of different types of domestic crimes, and understanding what they are is important for those accused of such a crime. Physical abuse is the type of abuse most commonly associated with domestic violence, but there are several types of abuse that are considered domestic abuse. Domestic violence can include physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse and violence.

Addressing domestic violence concerns for families

Violence among family members and significant others can be a complicated issue for all parties involved. Domestic violence can include physical abuse, threats of abuse and stalking behaviors. When an alleged domestic violence incident has taken place, the party alleged to have committed the domestic abuse is required to leave the home, may not be permitted to return and can not have contact with their family in some circumstances.

What is domestic violence?

This blog recently discussed the serious issue of domestic violence and the protections available for everyone involved in a family or domestic violence situation. It is important to understand what domestic violence is and the resources that are available to individuals involved in it or impacted by allegations of of the crime.

Football recruit released after domestic violence charge

Domestic incidents involving violence are a serious concern for families and are treated as such by the legal process. But when it comes to allegations of domestic violence, this does not only impact the individual being charged following the incident, but it can also have a negative effect on loved ones involved in the incident. This could even strain the relationship, resulting in a harmed personal and professional reputation as well.

The legal process helps families address domestic violence

Domestic violence can be a challenging issue for families and communities. There are important resources available to both individuals accused of domestic violence and those who have suffered from it. For example, following an alleged domestic violence incident, temporary protective orders are often filed, which require the individual accused of domestic violence to be removed from the family home.

Understanding the full definition of domestic violence

When considering domestic violence, and the important concerns it raises for families, it is necessary to keep in mind that the definition of domestic violence includes a variety of behaviors. In general, domestic violence refers to a pattern of abusive behavior that is used to maintain control over a partner. Domestic violence can occur between spouses, dating partners, intimate or sexual partners, family members, children and cohabitants.

Georgia legislator facing domestic violence charges

A Georgia state representative was recently arrested on domestic violence charges. The man is accused of punching his wife and pointing a gun at her. The alleged altercation occurred while the couple was fighting over possible infidelity. Authorities reported the 36-year-old legislator attacked his wife at their home. He is also accused of threatening to kill his wife and pointing a gun at her. The legislator reported to authorities that his wife accused him of cheating on her and attempted to strike him when he pushed her away.

What is a protective order and what can it do?

If you have been involved in a domestic violence incident, you may have heard the term protective order or restraining order and may have some idea what that is but wondered what these terms refer to. Protective orders are commonly referred to as restraining orders and prevent one party from contacting another party. Protective orders are commonly used in domestic violence situations to prevent contact between parties.

Understanding the complexities of family violence

This blog recently discussed that some Georgia area domestic violence shelters are full through the holidays. Domestic violence can be a difficult problem to address in communities and families and it is important that individuals on all sides of an alleged domestic violence incident understand the resources and help available to them. While it can sometimes be unpleasant to discuss, domestic violence accusations can be both serious or, at times, made for purposes other than a genuine concern for safety.

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