Legal Guides for Domestic Violence
Written by attorney Todd Adam Spivak, about 1 year ago.
Violating a PFA can result in criminal charges with a maximum punishment of six months in jail.Here are 10 tips for helping PFA defendants avoid criminal penalties:
1. Do not drive past the... more
Written by attorney Jeremy S Geigle, almost 2 years ago.
Recently, a 27-year-old mother in Lowell, MA was convicted of domestic violence after neighbors witnessed her punching her 10-year-old daughter in the face before dragging her up a flight... more
Written by attorney Marc Paul Branco, over 3 years ago.
In California, a tenant may legally terminate their tenancy at any point in their lease if they are a victim of any of the following:
Also a... more
Written by attorney Rosanne Faul, over 3 years ago.
Domestic violence, also known as spousal abuse, domestic abuse, or intimate partner abuse is common in all economical, environmental and racial classes of society. Like the DUI, domestic... more
Written by attorney Marshall Chriswell, over 1 year ago.
What is a Protection From Abuse Order?
In Pennsylvania, a victim of domestic violence can file for a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order. A PFA is also known as a "stay away" order or a "... more
Written by attorney Joseph Barnes, over 1 year ago.
You and your spouse are living together but he/she wantrs you out! You are documented as a good mother/father and there has never been an incident of violence and your spouse will probably... more
Written by attorney Seth Weinstein, over 1 year ago.
California authorities take allegations of Domestic Battery very seriously. In nearly all cases, whenever there is just a shred of evidence that Domestic Battery occurred, the... more
Written by attorney David Bliven, over 1 year ago.
Many people are unaware that domestic violence is NOT limited to disputes among married persons. Domestic violence can also occur between family members or intimate partners. In New York,... more
Written by attorney Nicole Longton, over 1 year ago.
If you are charged with a domestic assault and battery and the alleged victim doesn't want to pursue the case, can the Commonwealth still prosecute you?
Yes. And this happens quite... more
Written by attorney Jonathan Simon, over 3 years ago.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, there is a proceeding available through the Court with which you can obtain a temporary and/or permanent injunction against an individual who... more