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Domestic violence exists in any relationship (e.g., where people live or have lived together and/or are family members or sexual partners) where one person threatens/inflicts another person with physical or sexual harm or emotional harassment, violates their personal sense of space or peace, or destroys personal property.

Domestic violence abuse can include:

  • Verbal or written abuse
  • Any kind of physical violence
  • Coerced or forced sexual behavior or acts
  • Psychological or emotional abuse
  • Stalking someone in person, over the phone, or through the Internet

Legally, the definition of domestic violence is very broad. Even if you don't consider an act “domestic violence,” the police and the legal system may. If you willfully inflict any injury, no matter how minor, upon the body of an intimate partner, you can be charged with a felony. If convicted, you will face prison time and heavy fines. If you or a love one is charged with Domestic Violence, protect your legal rights.

A person who is convicted of a crime in general faces societal stigmas and potentially irreparable damage to his or her reputation. It is almost always unwise to represent yourself. Retain the services of a seasoned and experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Tom R. Medrano for your no-cost consultation.


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