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
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.