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It may be time for criminal justice reform in domestic violence

In recent years, lawmakers have talked a lot about criminal justice reform. They point out that decades into the so-called war on drugs and other tough-on-crime policies, our prisons are overcrowded and millions of lives are being wasted. As parents spend long sentences in prison for nonviolent crimes, their children grow up in broken, often impoverished homes, which makes it harder for them to grow up with happy, productive lives. It's time, the reformers say, for smarter policies that are more focused on crime prevention, and that give people convicted of crimes a chance to turn their lives around.

People accused of domestic violence have the right to a defense

It's hard to talk about domestic violence. Victims often don't want to talk about it, but they deserve to be heard. The people accused of committing domestic violence may not want to talk about it, but they deserve a defense.

Guidance when dealing with domestic violence allegations, charges

When it comes to criminal charges that hold lots of emotional weight, nothing quite tops the list like domestic violence allegations. Whether you are accused of domestic violence, or you have suffered what you believe to be domestic violence, it's a tough situation. A person's health and wellness is number one, so prioritizing this during this time is important. Domestic violence allegations can have lasting impacts on all involved, though, which is why individuals involved in these alleged incidences need to do everything they can to protect themselves.

Acts that could be considered domestic violence

Disagreements can turn into fights, which can turn into something neither side wanted to happen. However, if a line is crossed, a conflict could be considered domestic violence. Did you also know that domestic violence acts can occur without any actual conflict? This is because acts of domestic violence can be physical or mental and emotional.

Rape kits in domestic violence cases could be processed faster

According to recent reports, there is a backlog in the testing of rape kits for all kinds of victims, including domestic violence victims. It could take several weeks, months or even years for a rape kit to be tested. This can cause problems across the board, but it appears there has been an advance in the technology with which a rape kit is tested.

How does California law impact domestic violence allegations?

Human nature spans a variety of emotions. Love, hate, happiness and anger are just a few feelings that a person can experience as frequently as on a daily basis. Sometimes, emotions can get out of control and be the driver behind poor decisions. However, domestic violence is illegal in the state of California and there are ways to be prosecuted for this type of crime.

Can allegations of domestic violence result in restraining order?

When a couple does not agree on something, things can escalate quickly. In most instances, this means a quick argument which is resolved at a later time. However, sometimes disagreements between spouses or family members can get really heated and, on some occasions, violent. If you or a loved one has been involved in an incident related to domestic violence, understanding what could happen next is important for both parties involved.

Domestic violence could happen to you, your family

Everyone has disagreements. It is a part of life-it is not possible that you and your loved ones are always going to see eye-to-eye on everything. While most disagreements get resolved without major issues, sometimes things escalate. If a situation has become violent or you feel emotionally victimized by your partner or a family member, it could be a situation that would qualify as domestic violence.

Do domestic violence allegations leave you wondering what's next?

When it comes to life at home, it isn't always easy. Most of the time loved ones are able to get along, but sometimes conflict happens. If that conflict turns violent, one may be left facing charges related to domestic violence. There are several things to consider when charged with domestic violence and the potential ramifications could be more severe if convicted of domestic violence allegations.

Man facing domestic violence charge arrested after police chase

A man in the state of California was recently taken into custody after reportedly being violent toward a loved one. The alleged incident involving domestic violence took place on a Wednesday night. However, his arrest did not occur until after the man led police on a chase.

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