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Legal Defenses When Accused of Violating a Protective Order in California

Legal Defenses When Accused of Violating a Protective Order in California In the State of California, an individual or petitioner may ask the court to issue a “protective order” against an individual (“person to be restrained”) in order to protect the petitioner from: • harassment, • contact, • attacking, • destroying personal property, • stalking, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in California?

What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in California? California Domestic Violence Laws In the State of California, as in many other states, “Restraining Orders” and “Protective Orders” mean exactly the same thing.  Restraining, Protective, or Stay Away Orders are court orders that are meant to provide protection from: stalking, harassment, threats, or […]

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Men Can Be Victimized By Domestic Violence Too

Men Can Be Victimized By Domestic Violence Too When you think about domestic violence, what do you do picture? Does your mind create images of a large, athletic man physically abusing his wife or girlfriend—a woman who appears to be smaller than weaker than he is? If you are like most people, this is probably […]

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Male Victims of Domestic Violence Often Overlooked

Male Victims of Domestic Violence Often Overlooked San Jose Domestic Violence Lawyer And Santa Clara Spousal Abuse Attorney For years, many assumed that only women could be victims of domestic violence or spousal abuse. Fortunately, this myth has been losing credibility as more and more male victims of domestic violence speak out about the abuse […]

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False Accusations of Child Abuse

False Accusations of Child Abuse San Jose False Accusations Lawyer And Santa Clara Child Abuse Attorney Every child has the right to feel safe and to be brought up in a loving home. Tragically, that is not always the case. Each year, over 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than […]

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Incidents of Domestic Violence Increase Around the First of the Year

Incidents of Domestic Violence Increase Around the First of the Year Domestic violence is a serious problem in the United States. According to research and surveys, Americans are physically abused by an intimate partner at a rate of 20 people per minute. Research also shows that about one in three women and one in four […]

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Domestic Violence in Same-Sex Relationships

Domestic Violence in Same-Sex Relationships Domestic violence refers to abusive behavior including assault, battery, intimidation, or sexual assault perpetrated by an individual against their partner. Domestic violence can take several forms. It may include physical aggression such as hitting, punching, kicking, or throwing objects. It can also include psychological abuse including intimidation, threats, and controlling […]

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Why Some Domestic Violence Victims Think Twice About Seeking Help

Why Some Domestic Violence Victims Think Twice About Seeking Help Since Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, the political climate in the United States has been turbulent, to say the least. In all fairness, American politics has not really been particularly stable for a number of years, but President Trump’s election marked […]

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Quick Facts: Both Sides of a California Domestic Violence Restraining Order

Quick Facts: Both Sides of a California Domestic Violence Restraining Order Across the country, an incident of domestic violence occurs every nine seconds. Domestic violence is, defined by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence or NCADV, as acts of intimidation, physical assault or battery, or unwilling sexual actions in a systematic pattern of power and […]

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Causing Corporal Injury on an Intimate Partner

Causing Corporal Injury on an Intimate Partner San Jose Corporal Injury Lawyer And Santa Clara Intimate Partner Violence Attorney California law strictly prohibits violence against family members. In fact, the state has separate statutes dealing with domestic violence crimes. The offense of committing violence against an intimate partner, such as a spouse or cohabitant, is […]

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