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Domestic violence: The potential consequences are serious

In today's modern age, it's hard to go a single day without hearing about domestic violence. All you have to do is watch the news or read the newspaper and you're sure to come across at least one story associated with some form of domestic violence (or a related crime-like assault).

There is more than one type of domestic violence

A domestic violence claim is serious, as a conviction could result in consequences that change your life forever. Depending on the severity of the crime, the end result could be anything from a restraining order against you to time in prison in addition to the damage to your reputation. Depending on the industry in which you work and your position, an arrest and conviction on domestic violence charges could destroy your career.

Why are eyewitnesses wrong so often?

Eyewitness testimony is often thought of as one of the backbones of the American justice system. When someone comes forward and says he or she saw the defendant at the scene of the crime, it's hard not to imagine the jury gasping as they all realize that person must be guilty.

False allegations: Fighting back is important for your divorce

It was devastating to find out that you were being accused of child abuse. You love your children, and the thought that you'd be abusive to them or to another adult is beyond your comprehension. You know your spouse is making allegations of domestic violence and child abuse to hurt your case in court, but you're not sure what steps you can take to fight them.

Ex-romantic partners are first targeted in murder investigations

A startling and frightening statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights why courts target exes who have been accused of domestic violence after a woman is murdered. According to the statistic, approximately 55 percent of female murder victims were killed in a domestic violence circumstance.

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