In an ideal world, everyone would have safe family and romantic relationships. However, that is unfortunately not the case. Many abusive people are primarily abusive to their partners, children, and other close family members. This can be due to a wide variety of factors, but it is always tragic. Domestic violence has a wide range of effects on everyone involved, and it is a significant legal issue.
Domestic violence can include a number of criminal offenses.
These offenses allow abusers to be prosecuted, imprisoned, or fined for their abusive behaviors. The video posted on this page lays out the criminal offenses associated with domestic violence in detail.
If you or your loved ones are experiencing domestic violence, a family lawyer can help you figure out if you have a strong legal case against your abuser. If they are committing assault or battery that leads to bodily harm, you likely do have a strong case against them. Medical records, eye witness testimonies, and other forms of evidence may be required for you to get the outcome you deserve in court.
To learn more about the criminal side of domestic violence, watch the video here and contact a family lawyer in your area.