Domestic Violence Attorney in Pasadena
Domestic Violence Laws
Domestic violence is often thought of as physical acts that cause harm
or injury to a spouse. In fact, domestic violence includes many different
types of abuse such as sexual abuse, emotional abuse and financial abuse,
in addition to physical abuse. It also includes threats of physical violence,
harassment and stalking. A person can also be charged with domestic violence
if the act was committed against a domestic partner, an ex-spouse, child,
elder, boyfriend or girlfriend. Depending on the circumstances of the
case, domestic violence can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony.
A Pasadena family law attorney should be contacted at once if you have
been the victim of domestic violence for reliable legal counsel.
Pasadena Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic violence cases involving physical injury and any form of child
abuse are considered the most severe. An attorney from the Law Offices
of Makupson & Howard can review your case and discuss your legal options,
including petitioning for a
protection order. The penalties for a person convicted of domestic violence include:
- Court-ordered counseling
- Mandatory treatment if drugs or alcohol are involved
- Jail time
- Registration as a sex offender in cases involving sexual abuse
Once a domestic violence report is filed with the police, law enforcement
will aggressively pursue the case. We can assist you with the preparation
of your report, and help you file a petition for an Order of Protection,
which will prohibit the abuser from having any further contact with you.
We can also provide skilled legal representation at your protection order
hearing. Our firm understands the physical and emotional harm that can
be caused by domestic violence, and will aggressively protect your rights.
Contact a Pasadena Domestic Violence Attorney
from our firm if you are a victim of domestic violence for capable and
caring legal counsel and representation.
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