Anyone who has been in a relationship knows that there can be tumultuous times between people. It’s normal to have arguments and not see eye-to-eye. When your feelings get the best of you during this situations, and you lose control of your emotions, then domestic violence can rear its ugly head.
Convictions for relationship abuse carry heavy penalties that can ruin your life. If you’ve been charged with domestic abuse, Sacramento domestic violence attorney David Knoll helps you argue your case successfully.
Types Of Domestic Violence
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.
Several abusive behaviors characterize domestic violence: intimidation, terrorizing, isolation, humiliation, manipulation, coercion, control, blaming, and physical force.
The types of violence perpetrated on a partner, parents, children or other relatives include:
- Physical abuse, including sexual abuse;
- Emotional and psychological abuse;
- Economic abuse.
Temporary Restraining Orders, Restraining Orders And Criminal Protective Orders
Temporary restraining orders, restraining orders, and criminal protective orders will make your life miserable. You will be forced to vacate your home and you will not be permitted to have any contact with your children. These types of orders can affect your friendships, your employment, and your financial situation. The effects can be very hurtful, embarrassing, and humiliating.
Civil courts can grant a temporary restraining order to the accuser, meaning that the accused must stay away until a hearing is held and new orders issued.
It is relatively easy for the alleged victim of domestic abuse to obtain a restraining order. It can remain in effect for three years.
The State of California can also issue a criminal protective order or no-contact order, if the prosecutor files criminal charges against you. This means the only contact you can have with the accuser is through your attorney David Knoll.
Domestic Violence Penalties
Depending upon the severity of the abuse, you can be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. If convicted, you could face jail time of 30 days or more in the county jail, time in the state penitentiary, a 52-week domestic violence class, expensive fines, court costs, and the revocation of the right to own a firearm.
There are always two sides to every story, especially in a domestic violence dispute, and innocent people are often falsely accused by those with hidden motives. Sacramento criminal defense attorney David Knoll stands up for your rights and gives you clear legal guidance so you can work to get your life back. Depending on the circustances, he works for a reduction of the charges against you or a dismissal on all charges.Help with Domestic Violence Charges