Attorney With Experience in Domestic Violence in Burlington, Graham, Mebane and North Carolina
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence, as defined by the US Department of Justice, is “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” The couples can be married and unmarried, as long as they are in a relationship. It also includes more than just physical acts of aggression. It’s anything that asserts or maintains control over another. Some common examples include:
- Physical abuse – hitting, shoving, slapping
- Psychological / mental abuse – threatening to harm loved ones, destruction of property
- Emotional abuse – Relentless criticism
- Sexual abuse – non-consensual sex, rape
- Economic abuse or financial abuse – preventing access to money or employment
- Spiritual abuse – preventing access to religious activities
Types of Common Domestic Violence Crimes
- Assault on a Female
- Assault by Pointing a Gun
- Domestic Criminal Trespass
- Harassing Phone Calls
- Injury to Personal Property
- Assault Inflicting Serious Injury
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Stalking (Can be a felony in some situations)
- Interference with Emergency Communication
- Violation of a Protective Order (Can be a felony in some situations)
- Sexual Battery
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