To say that most Americans have some experience with domestic violence is likely an accurate statement. You might have been witness to physical altercations during your parents’ arguments, suffered at the hands of an abuser or had friends tell you about their abusive relationships. And, there is also the possibility that you face allegations of domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse tends to be a controversial topic of conversation for multiple reasons. It can be challenging to understand why someone would behave violently toward someone they claim to care about.
In most cases, people live together peaceably, without threats of personal violence. But in those instances where you believe your well-being is at risk, you may want to obtain a protective order.
Toxic or unhealthy relationships can be very harmful to people's physical and emotional health. Sadly, people don't always recognize something as abusive. They can also be scared to leave this type of relationship because of the threat to their safety, or they are holding out hope that things will change.
Last week, a Tennessee man stabbed his wife and her father in their Brentwood home. The wife died from injuries, and the father-in-law sustained critical stab wounds before grabbing a gun and fatally shooting the man.
Domestic violence is a troubling and frightening issue any day of the year. But around this time, we start seeing stories that domestic violence incidences spike during the holidays.
Being accused of domestic assault or violence can be devastating. In the course of one allegation, your career, reputation and family could be in jeopardy, so it is crucial to defend yourself when the allegations are false.
When partners and family members fight, there is the potential for an argument to spiral out of control. Add in factors like alcohol or drugs, and the situation can become even more volatile. Under these circumstances, altercations can come to an abrupt end when police show up and make an arrest.
Situations involving violence or threats of violence between family members or partners are often emotionally charged. People can feel attacked or scared, and many could be dealing with physical pain.
As you probably know, Tennessee law places strict requirements on police officers responding to calls of domestic violence. State law requires officers to arrest someone, even when both people do not want the other charged.