Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence, also known as Domestic Abuse, refers to any action that inflicts physical, emotional, or psychological harm to another in an intimate relationship, such as dating, marriage, relative, or cohabitation. Although domestic violence charges may be brought upon an individual if it occurs just once, patterns of abusive behaviors are more common and more likely to be punished severely. Because domestic abuse has fatal effects on the victim, such as mental illness, self-harm, and even attempts of suicide, this offense is punished by the law with stiff penalties.

In domestic violence cases, individuals need a knowledgeable attorney who will take the time to understand the complicated nature that these offenses bring. Domestic abuse cases require competent legal representation able to protect the rights of an individual accused of or under suspicion of committing domestic violence. Criminal Defense Attorney Victoria attorney Sierra Hatley and Mayr Law, P.C. Founder, board-certified attorney Brent Mayr, have the experience and knowledge needed to help people accused of domestic violence. They have successfully represented and obtained dismissal of charges for numerous individuals suspected of this crime.

Types of Domestic Violence Cases

Domestic Abuse is a means for exercising and retaining power over another individual, and may happen to any individual, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. Domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse; instead, it may take distinct forms, such as sexual, emotional, verbal, and economic abuse. In addition, domestic abuse is not only directed towards spouses or children alone, Domestic Violence may be directed at any cohabitation or relative. As a matter of fact, elderly abuse is one of the most common. Some of the most common domestic violence occurrences include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Intimidation and threats
  • Stalking
  • Passive abuse, such as neglect
  • Economic deprivation
  • Endangerment
  • Criminal coercion
  • Kidnapping
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Trespassing harassment

Victoria attorney Sierra Hatley and Mayr Law, P.C. Founder, board-certified attorney Brent Mayr’s unmatched experience and genuine care for their clients allow them to provide the highest quality criminal defense you need in a domestic violence case.

If you or a loved one has been unfairly accused of domestic abuse, contact our team by calling our Victoria, Texas office today at (361) 333-5620 or contact us online.

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