Domestic Violence Lawyer in Greenwood MS
Domestic violence refers to the power or violent behaviour exercised by one person over someone whom they have an intimate relationship with or over his or her spouse. This type of behaviour causes fear and intimidation to the other partner. The offender also threatens or uses physical violence. Domestic violence also includes sexual assault, emotional abuse, and psychological violence. There is no specific number of times the offender abuses the victim for it to result in domestic violence. The determining factor is the consistency of the offender in exercising power and control over his or her partner.
See also: Criminal Defense Ethics
When To Consult A Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence can be charged either as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on how severe the injury was and if the offender has a previous criminal record.
- Anger Management and Intervention Programs
- Community Service
- Restraining or Protective Orders
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Jail Time
- Denial of Child Custody
- Supervised Visit With Children
- Deportation of Aliens
Contact Abraham & Associates for more information.