Domestic violence is only one of many forms of domestic abuse. Under California family law, legal action can be taken against abuse in any of the following forms:
Many cases of domestic violence start on a much more subtle level, such as emotional or psychological abuse, before building up to abuse that causes physical harm. Domestic violence often involves some form of assault and battery such as beating a spouse or child, throwing objects at them, or sexually abusing them to the point of injury.
Studies show that the vast majority of domestic violence cases go unreported by the victim. This is quite understandable due to the fear that victims have of their abusers. Individuals who are experience abuse or violence at home are hesitant to report the abuse or take action against it because they are afraid of retaliation. Even so, there are actions that a victim can take that protect them from further abuse, both immediately and in the future. Speak with a Pasadena domestic violence attorney from the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer right away if you and/or your children are suffering from abuse and violence. A discreet and caring member of our legal team can inform you of your options for a temporary restraining order and for long-term legal protection, as well.
As painful and terrifying as domestic violence may be, it can be even more frightening to make it known. Our team of experienced attorneys can assure you that remaining silent is not the best option. You may be worried about your reputation or your safety, or you may even be trying to protect the one you love, but you should also look out for your own wellbeing. We also provide skilled and experience criminal defense against domestic violence charges. Contact a lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer today to discuss your case in a confidential consultation. We are here for you and will guide you through the process of preventing domestic violence.