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Is Domestic Violence Surging in the Age of COVID-19?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

With COVID-19 bringing significant job losses around the country, schools closing down, and families being shut indoors with each other day after day, the rate of domestic violence climbs. The financial stressors of the failing economy, uncertainty about whether or… Read More

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Why Domestic Violence Charges Are Challenging for Military Personnel

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Domestic violence for civilians is bad enough, but as a member of the U.S. Military, an accusation of domestic violence can change your career forever. Sadly, domestic violence is common among military families, especially for those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder… Read More

Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Women are not the only victims in domestic violence cases – men can be, too. While women are the most common victim in these cases, there are instances where a heterosexual male has been abused by their female partner. Domestic… Read More

Strangulation: What It Is and Why It’s Dangerous

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Strangulation is very dangerous. Whether it is done during an episode of domestic violence or assault, it involves someone applying direct pressure to another person that prevents them from receiving oxygen, which in turn disrupts blood flow to the brain…. Read More

When Intimate Partner Violence Meets Same Sex Couples

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Most states are still trying to catch their laws up to same-sex marriages. Domestic violence can and does occur between same-sex couples, and a person can be wrongly accused of same-sex domestic violence just as they can in a heterosexual… Read More

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Does Domestic Violence Escalate during the Holidays?

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There is a known spike in domestic violence offenses during the holidays. Starting from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Eve, there are more instances of domestic violence than the rest of the year. There are limited studies showing… Read More

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Can I Dismiss Charges for an Assault If I’m the Victim?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Sometimes altercations arise between a couples, friends, family members, or acquaintances. These altercations might turn physical, where one person is seriously injured by another. The victim of that assault might then wonder if they could request that the charges are… Read More

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What Is Economic Domestic Violence?

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

Domestic violence is often associated with physical altercations between spouses, but domestic violence is much more than that. Economic domestic violence, also known as financial abuse, is a common type of domestic abuse seen in the US. Most often, it… Read More

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Other Charges You Could Face in Addition to Domestic Violence

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Rarely is a criminal defendant in court for a single charge. Instead, prosecutors add additional crimes to the docket so that they can ensure a conviction of some sort. This practice is common, and it is not illegal. While it… Read More

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State versus Federal Sex Crimes Explained

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Every state has laws in place designed to prosecute those found guilty of sex crimes. What defendants might not know is that they can be charged with a sex crime in federal, not state, courts and face equally harsh (and… Read More

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