We are officially into October. And while October means the start of the fall season, the fourth quarter of 2015, and Halloween, it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness month.
The domestic violence death trends in our community are shocking. And while there are a number of domestic violence shelters, and law enforcement teams are aware of the dangers and are putting forth efforts to try and reduce the violence trend, unfortunately, we still see a number of tragedies each day.
In fact, according to national statistics, a woman is abused every nine seconds in the United States. Additionally, 20 people are abused by their partners every minute. These statistics are more than shocking; they are frightening.
Domestic violence can mean any of the following against a family member or a household member—such as a spouse, partner or child.
- Assault or aggravated assault
- Battery or aggravated battery
- Sexual assault or sexual battery
- Stalking or aggravated stalking
- False imprisonment
Domestic violence is nothing to joke around about. If you’ve been charged with domestic violence, then it’s important that you take these charges seriously. Regardless of whether or not you committed any act of abuse or domestic violence, your future and reputation are at stake.
If you want to learn about your rights in regards to your domestic violence charges, then contact a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville today. We can discuss the charges against you and prepare a case from there.
Domestic Violence Awareness
For more information on how a domestic violence attorney can help you, contact the legal team at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton today. We offer free initial case evaluations, so you lose nothing by meeting with us. We offer convenient locations in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach. Call us today at (904) 398-2212.