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Family abuse: You can defend yourself against allegations

Family abuse can be defined in many ways, but generally speaking, it involves any act in which force, violence or threats result in physical injury or the fear of physical injury against someone in your household. Family household members include anyone you live with in your home and anyone you have lived with within the last year. Children of those you lived with as well as ex-spouses and spouses may also be victims of family abuse.

What should you know if you're accused of domestic violence?

It is never a good feeling to know that you've been accused of domestic violence. At this point, you have no choice but to face those allegations and to address them. Since there are many kinds of domestic violence, the first thing to do is to find out what kind you're accused of.

Man faces charges after Alexa allegedly calls the sheriff

Technology is changing how cases are handled in court. With emails, text messages and even products like Amazon's Alexa, which is hooked up to continuous Wi-Fi, there are more chances than ever to collect evidence against a person or to prove someone's innocence.

Domestic violence accusations require immediate attention

We recently discussed some of the finer points of domestic violence incidents. If you recall, we discussed how not all domestic violence is physical. Other types, including emotional, sexual and financial are also possible. When you are accused of any form of domestic violence, you might find that your life changes dramatically.

Is all domestic violence physical?

As someone who is non-violent and who loves his partner, it's a horrible feeling to know that you've been accused of domestic violence. How could someone accuse you of being violent when you've never touched your partner at all? There are a few things to consider. For one thing, not all domestic violence is violent in nature. Although the terminology suggested that you must be physically abusive to be involved in a domestic dispute, it's not the case at all.

What is domestic violence, and what do you do if you're accused?

Domestic violence is a crime that takes place at home or against people who used to share a home with you. It's essentially a pattern of negative behaviors that a person uses to elicit control. It's possible to be falsely accused of domestic violence, particularly in volatile relationships. For instance, a single time where you yell at a partner probably wouldn't be constituted as domestic violence. However, hitting or hurting your partner would be, even if it only happened once.

Know how domestic violence charges might impact your life

We recently discussed how a woman can be the aggressor in a domestic violence case. This point is one that is very important because many people automatically think of a male aggressor when they hear about domestic violence. We know that this can make it very difficult for you to present a defense if you are being accused of domestic violence.

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