VALENTINE’S DAY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE
According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Valentine’s Day is one of three days in the year where there is actually a slight decrease in reports of of these types of incidents. The other two days are on Thanksgiving and Christmas. While reports of these incidents occur less often during the holiday season, domestic violence cases are quite complex for both families and attorneys throughout the rest of this year.
On an individual psychological level, domestic violence is defined as an inappropriate outburst of negative emotion channeled into physical aggression onto one’s partner. This outburst often stems from a combination of stress, poor
impulse control, and a lack of appropriate coping mechanisms. In the court of law, however, domestic violence isn’t always 100 percent violent. Here at Frye Law Group, our team has seen a fair number of cases in which an individual or
both parties in a marriage faced life-altering charges due to authorities being called for a nonviolent argument. In these situations, no physical aggression took place, yet both parties were arrested and charged.
If you’ve been arrested for a domestic violence offense, you should be aware that your case can involve a lot more than just the initial criminal charges you face. Matters can be complicated by investigations by the Department of Family
and Children Services, applications for protective orders, or the addition of other criminal charges. The heightened emotions affecting the accused, the alleged victim, and any third-party family members can worsen over time.
Our team understands these emotions and knows that family violence cases involve much more than legal facts, trials, and plea bargains. People charged with crimes of domestic violence may suffer due to an unfair accusal or arrest,
which can affect a parent’s ability to see their children. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, call Frye Law Group for guidance, advice, and legal representation.