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Domestic violence laws specify behaviors against a spouse or intimate partner that are considered crimes. These behaviors include physical, psychological, and sexual abuse; harassment; stalking; and... more
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Consequences of a Domestic Violence conviction. Possible county jail or prison (if jail you will not be eligible for electronic monitoring or home arrest); Minimum of three years probation; $200... more
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Unfortunately, domestic violence frequently rears its ugly head in family law. Sometimes a protective order is appropriate and even essential. Of course, it also can make things more tricky,... more
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How can anyone be "presumed guilty" in American Courts?. The authorities do not call it that, of course. But here is what happens in some jurisdictions when a 911 call is made reporting domestic... more
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A Domestic Violence Restraining Order. The first type is the domestic violence restraining order, sometimes called a DVRO. These orders are obtained by filing a petition with the local Court... more
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