News & Commentary From A Santa Ana Domestic Violence Defense Attorney -
We all make mistakes as humans and regretfully, say the wrong things that may lead to confrontation, anger, insults, swearing, and acts of violence. Most everyone wishes they could take back something they said or something they did to their spouse or significant other.
Unfortunately, the people we love the most are sometimes the ones we hurt most. If you have been assaulted or harmed by a spouse or significant other, it is important to seek legal help to protect yourself from further harm. Its important to not classify non-violent acts as a criminal offense or domestic violence. Below are sample acts that are NOT construed as domestic violence offenses:
- Cussing or using profanity
- Yelling matches
- Screaming (even if your neighbor(s) can hear you)
- Restraining your spouse to prevent him or her from hurting you or someone else
- Blocking the path of your spouse or partner
- Losing your cool and breaking an item during an argument
- Wrestling or engaging in horseplay that may lead to an injury
- Rough sex that is consensual
- Defending yourself
An Important Key To Preventing Domestic Violence Is Controlling Your Anger
Anger is a natural human emotion, however, when anger gets out of control it can lead to violent acts that you may regret. Develop the virtue of self-control by using good sense. Learn to be slow to anger, quick to listen, and willing to overlooking minor offenses. Accept the fact that its not a big deal to lose a one-time battle and stop majoring in the minors so your relationship improves.
Superior Domestic Violence Defense
If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, its wise to contact a criminal defense lawyer right away. Domestic violence laws in California carry severe consequences that will impact you and all of your family.