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- Charged with Domestic Violence?
by Galanter Law
When most people think of domestic violence, they think of some sort of physical confrontation between husband and wife or romantic partners. While this is true, keep in mind that the definition of domestic violence of Florida is very expansive and includes many other types of criminal actions.
- The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act and Violence Against Men
Last week, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act was reintroduced by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, and Sen. Michael Crapo, a Republican. This act continues and expands upon the 1994 landmark law, the Violence Against Women Act, which combatted domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking by authorizing services such as shelters and legal assistance for victims and survivors of abuse.
- What Protective Orders Can and Cannot Do in Maryland
Protective orders might help you feel a little more safe and secure, but ultimately any protective order is a legal document. If you are in danger, removing yourself from the situation and seeking protection, may be the best bet.
- How Does Domestic Violence Affect Custodial Rights to Children in California?
Domestic violence is being referred to as an epidemic in the United States, and more than three million children witness acts of domestic abuse every year. Domestic violence is emotionally scarring for victims, especially when children are involved. It is important for anyone involved in a family law case to understand the implications of domestic violence and how it affects child custody in California.
- Domestic Violence and Divorce
If you have been the victim of domestic violence in a marriage, it is time to seek an out. Be sure you take the necessary precautions before telling your spouse you want a divorce, however. Violence is the reason stated for one in five divorces. According to the Department of Justice, domestic violence affects more than 10% of the U.S. population or approximately 32 million individuals.
- More Child Abuse Lawsuits Against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
More lawsuits have been filed in Philadelphia by individuals who allege that they were abused by Catholic priests as children. Pennsylvania takes “corruption of a minor” charges very seriously. “These things do not define me but they have left me as damaged goods,” said one man who was abused by Roman Catholic priests as a boy.
- Order for Protection in Minnesota - OFP
If you have been served with an Order for Protection: If you have been served with an Order for Protection, it is important that you consult with an attorney immediately to discuss your rights, as in most cases you only have five days to request a hearing after you are served with an Order for Protection.
- Several States Make Choking a Felony Charge
Several states across the country are moving to tighten the laws on choking and strangulation by making it a felony charge. Several states across the country are moving to tighten the laws on strangling. A much debated topic, choking and strangulation is one of the top domestic abuse crimes, but is not considered a felony by many states.
- What Children's "Best Interests" Really Mean?
For adults engaged in difficult divorce and custody battles, it can be all too easy to forget the significant, long-lasting impact that these types of proceedings can have on those most sensitive to the fallout, children. Unfortunately, the setup of the court system promotes a competitive approach to determining custody in that one party is the so-called winner (the “primary” custodian) and one party is the so-called loser (the “partial” custodian) in most cases. Children do not see it that way.
- Restitution in Domestic Violence Case Does Not Violate Harvey Rule
Under People v. Harvey (1979) 25 Cal. 3d 754, a defendant who signs a plea bargain allowing a sentencing judge to consider the entire case, including dismissed and charges not filed, waives the right to challenge his sentence. In People v. Ronald Snow, a felony case out of Yolo County, the sentencing judge awarded $44,994.85 in victim restitution for, among other things, dental bills incurred by the victim when Snow knocked loose the victim’s dental crown with a punch and left eye surgery.