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Month: July 2021

Do You Have to Testify Against Your Spouse?

July 28, 2021 | Domestic Violence

In law, the term privilege means protection from having to testify. Attorney-client privilege, for example, protects an attorney from being called to testify against his or her own client during a criminal case. Another type of privilege, known as spousal or marital privilege, protects one spouse in a relationship from having to testify against the… read more

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When Does Discipline Become Abuse?

July 21, 2021 | Domestic Violence

Many examples of child abuse are obvious, such as sexual abuse. The line between discipline and child abuse, however, can sometimes be blurry – especially as what is child abuse in one state may not be considered this crime in another state. The language of the law is confusing and often only fully understood by… read more

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Does a Victim of Domestic Violence Have to Testify?

July 14, 2021 | Domestic Violence

It is relatively common for those who accuse others of domestic violence to recant their allegations later, when they have reconciled with the alleged perpetrator or realized the gravity of the accusation. What many people do not realize is that once an accusation of domestic violence has gone to the police, it will not matter… read more

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How to Deal With False Domestic Violence Charges

July 7, 2021 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious crime. Even being accused of domestic violence can ruin your reputation, make you lose your job and lead to other negative consequences. If you’re charged with this crime and arrested, you could be facing fines, potential jail time and a permanent criminal record. There are many reasons why someone might… read more

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