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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:

  • Probation
  • Court-ordered counseling
  • Mandatory treatment if drugs or alcohol are involved
  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • 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.

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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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