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What Is the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children  

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Childhood should be a magical time of learning and discovery. Above all else, a child should feel safe and loved in their home environment. However, children of parents who are in a tumultuous relationship characterized by yelling or domestic violence… Read More

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What Are the Links between Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence?

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Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation between a person’s substance abuse problem and a history of domestic violence. However, while a substance abuse problem is a recognized medical condition, it is not a defense for domestic abuse. If you… Read More

Assault & Battery in New Mexico: What You Need to Know

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While the terms assault and battery are often used together or interchangeably, legally speaking, the two crimes are distinct. In fact, there are several types of New Mexico assault and battery offenses, varying in seriousness. Under common law, an assault… Read More

Assault & Battery in New Mexico: What You Need to Know

Posted on by JACK MKHITARIAN

While the terms assault and battery are often used together or interchangeably, legally speaking, the two crimes are distinct. In fact, there are several types of New Mexico assault and battery offenses, varying in seriousness. Under common law, an assault… Read More

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

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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

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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

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Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse?

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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

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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

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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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