Santa Cruz Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, family violence and intimate partner violence (IPV), can be broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. Domestic violence has many forms including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation. Alcohol consumption and mental illness can be co-morbid with abuse and present additional challenges when present alongside patterns of abuse.

Being Accused of Domestic Violence

If you have been accused of a domestic violence crime, we understand how difficult, and sometimes emotional, your situation can be and the emotional impact domestic violence has on families and loved ones, as well as the long-term repercussions associated with a criminal record.

Domestic Violence Attorney Consultation

Whenever you are accused of a crime, you are facing the possibility of incarceration, and that by itself is very serious. If you have been accused of domestic violence you will need an experienced attorney that will fight for your legal rights. Call my office today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.