Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic Violence Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Domestic violence is currently the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44. Because these percentages are constantly on an incline, local and federal authorities are taking allegations of domestic violence and intimate partner violence very seriously. Violence by an individual against their intimate partner is thought as a way for controlling their partner. The dynamics and classifications that intimate partner violence are processed under vary because of the different forms and motives involved. If you are facing any type of domestic violence charge retain the help of a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer.

Psychological experts argue that all forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) have the same purpose of gaining or maintaining control over the victim. Physical abuse includes hitting, slapping, punching, pushing and other types of contact that result in physical injury to the victim. Sexual abuse, also sometimes known as marital rape in some cases of IPV, involves any situation in which an individual uses force or fear to obtain participation in otherwise unwanted sexual activity. As long as the sex is not consensual by both partners, the individual trying to force it can be accused for sexual abuse or marital rape.

Intimate partner violence can also take the form of emotional or verbal abuse. A person can emotionally abuse their partner by publically or privately humiliating them, controlling what they can and cannot do or deliberately doing something to belittle or embarrass the other person. Verbal abuse involves the use of language to threaten, humiliate, manipulate or make someone feel unwanted or unloved. Economic abuse is another form of IPV. This occurs when one partner uses the other partner's access to economic resources to control or manipulate them. Economic abuse may involve withholding economic resources from the victim, limiting their access to resources or exploiting their resources.

Cases of intimate partner violence in the United States have been on a constant increase in the last ten years. Because of its target on the weaker partner in the relationship, allegations of IPV are taken extremely seriously on both the local and the federal level of criminal prosecution. Studies find that in some populations, homosexual relationships and domestic partnerships are at a particular risk of domestic violence. Because of this, once an accusation of IPV is made against the other partner, the bias automatically favors the alleged victim. Individuals accused of committing intimate partner violence are subject to extremely severe punishment upon conviction. Therefore, it is extremely important that they are defended by the right criminal defense attorney.

San Antonio Domestic Violence Lawyer

At the Law Office of John J. Fox, we have made it our goal to provide the best possible legal defense for our clients who have been charged with domestic violence. We understand the seriousness of a charge concerning intimate partner violence and what is at stake if the defendant is convicted. Therefore, our attorneys and their staff apply skills and hard work to each case in order to ensure that their clients' rights are protected and the chances for positive results is increased. If you have been accused of intimate partner violence, it is essential that you contact a San Antonio domestic violence attorney immediately. The Law Office of John J. Fox wants to offer its legal services to you. Let us be your advocate.

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