What Qualifies as Domestic Violence?
The state of California has put many laws of domestic violence and abuse in place to protect people who have been victims of such horrible situations. It is important to realize, however, that domestic violence does not always consist of physical abuse. There are many kinds of behaviors that are categorized as abuse as well, including the threat of harm, even if no physical harm takes place.
Some examples of domestic violence according to California law include any behaviors that involve:
- Sexual assault and sexual threat
- Any negative behavior such as harassment, destroying personal property, stalking, or taking away personal items
- Setting a curfew, requiring the victim to stay in a certain location, or refusing to let the victim talk to certain people
- Making a threat against someone to the point that they believe they or a loved one will be injured or harmed in any way
- Any physical behavior from hitting, kicking, throwing objects, pulling hair, and spitting
- Verbal, emotional, and mental abuse
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In the state of California, any form of violence or harm perpetrated against a marital or domestic partner, child, parent, or any other relative or household member is completely illegal. This serious crime cannot be allowed to continue, as the continuing damage can have extensive consequences on multiple lives.
However, many victims of domestic violence may feel fearful of standing up to an offender, anxious about future retaliation. At the Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates, we are here to tell you that we are dedicated to protecting our clients at all costs. You can trust us to help you get the security and safety you deserve so that you can move on with your life. Whether this means getting a restraining order or seeking reparations from the person who caused you such trauma, we are determined to help support you and any of your family affected by this situation. When you have our Santa Ana domestic violence attorney at your side, you can focus on putting the past behind you and focusing on a brand-new future.