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On behalf of Craig E. Gibbs, Attorney at Law posted in criminal defense on Friday, February 3, 2017.

It should come as no surprise that one of the biggest health concerns in the United States, according to comment by the former U.S. Attorney General, is domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women states that domestic violence involves a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.

Often, this takes the form of physical abuse. Physical abuse can include many acts, from shoving or pinching up to serious battery and use of a weapon. It is important to note that denying someone medical treatment or forcing the consumption of drugs or alcohol on someone also constitutes physical abuse.

Although it is often assumed that domestic assault involves a male as the aggressor and a female as the victim, it is worth noting that it can involve either men and women as both the perpetrator or the victim. Furthermore, domestic violence extends to not only husband and wife, but to either spouse in a same-sex marriage, unmarried couples, and even violence and abuse between family members. The term is not restrictive to anyone’s race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, education level or socioeconomic background.

Domestic violence is a serious problem in our society, but it is important to remember that everyone who is accused of domestic violence deserves a defense. One of the cornerstones of our criminal justice system is that every defendant must be assumed innocent until proven guilty.

If you have been accused of domestic assault, it is important to have a strong criminal defense team at your side to help you find the best strategy to defend yourself.

Tags: Criminal Defense

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