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

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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?

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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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Understanding the Myths of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a real concern here in the United States, but one that is misunderstood and undervalued. Between 2001 and 2012, the number of troops killed in Afghanistan was 6,488. During that same time, the number of American women… Read More

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Do You Have to Touch Someone to be Charged with Assault?

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When you hear the word “assault,” you assume a physical altercation conducted by one person to another. While it is true an assault involves a person deliberately causing injury to another person, that is assault and battery – not simple… Read More

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How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a real and serious threat, which is why there are systems in place to protect victims of abuse from their abusers. Unfortunately, the way the system is set up, it opens the door to false allegations having… Read More

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Exploring Domestic Violence Patterns

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Most importantly, the pattern repeats itself and continues until the abuser is stopped. Because of the cycle, victims often stay in the relationship assuming things will get better. Understanding the Three Patterns and Phases of Domestic Violence Cases in Albuquerque… Read More

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Assault versus Aggravated Assault

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The Differences of Assault versus Aggravated Assault in Albuquerque Sometimes assaults are violent and intentional while other times they are not. Take two people arguing, for example. You get into a heated argument and shove the other party. While you… Read More

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How Domestic Violence Charges Get Dropped

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You are in a contentious situation with your ex, and during a heated argument, you push her. While you had no intentions of harming her, nor did you, she calls the police and reports domestic violence. She exaggerates the story,… Read More

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