What is Domestic Violence?

Sometimes, understanding the differences between domestic violence and abuse can be difficult. Here, and in future blog posts, our Durham domestic violence lawyer will talk about each one. Today, we start with domestic violence. According to ncad.org:

  • Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
  • It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse.
  • The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.
  • Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.
  • It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior that is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control.
  • Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death.
  • The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

To learn more check back with our next blog. We will have additional information there.

Kevin Jones | Durham Domestic Voilence Lawyer

Domestic violence is a problem that is more common than it should be. If you’ve become a victim of this crime, please contact our office for help. We can help you better understand your legal rights and offer you assistance in any and all legal issues. Contact Domestic Violence lawyer in Durham NC, Kevin E Jones to schedule an appointment, today. It’s a good idea to talk with him before making any final decisions about your situation.  Things happen and many people go without the proper representation when they need it most. Don’t be just another number.