Domestic violence can manifest in many ways. Physical and sexual domestic violence is punishable by law. It may be more difficult to build a case around psychological or emotional violence. If you’re a victim of domestic violence or if you’ve been charged with domestic violence, Sergio Coronado Law can help. We understand the battle you’re up against and we’re ready to provide the necessary legal assistance.
Domestic violence is defined by the use of force in domestic situations. Bodily harm, threats of causing bodily harm, or physical contact that can be regarded as offensive or provocative all fall under the definition of domestic violence.
Domestic abuse impacts the lives of survivors for years after the abuse ends. Victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can face many challenges when it comes to adjusting to “normal” life once again. If you’re facing domestic violence, you deserve a sympathetic ear and a strong team by your side. With proper legal assistance, your return to normalcy will proceed on a more positive track.
Domestic violence can be charged as a class C misdemeanor all the way to a first degree felony. Penalties for misdemeanors often lead to one year in jail along with a fine. First degree felonies, on the other hand, carry penalties of 5 to 99 years in prison with the addition of a fine of no more than $10,000. Punishments depend on the severity of the crime. If you are a victim of domestic violence, contact Sergio Coronado Law today.