Domestic Violence

What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 26, 2021 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges involve a victim who was allegedly harmed or injured by the defendant. In many cases, it is the victim who contacts the police to report the domestic violence. The case against the defendant may rely on the testimony of the victim. Moreover, the prosecutor may have other evidence, such as medical records,… read more

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: What is DV under California Law

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 28, 2020 | Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 10 million people in the United States are victims of domestic violence each year. Women are twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence as men, but many men are also victims of domestic violence each year. It is important to raise awareness of domestic… read more

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July SCV Domestic Violence Reports Increase by 59% Over 2019

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 25, 2020 | Domestic Violence

The number of reports of domestic violence in Santa Clarita Valley a higher than they were during the same time last year. The higher than normal reports of domestic violence also extends throughout Los Angeles County. While reports of most other crimes have decreased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of domestic violence… read more

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Clueless Star Arrested on Supsicion of Domestic Battery

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 01, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Actress Stacey Dash, perhaps best known for her role in the movie Clueless, was recently arrested for domestic battery. According to reports, Dash called 911 to report that she’d been abused by her husband. However, when police showed up to the scene, it was her husband who had visible injuries. It’s believed that Dash physically… read more

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Demarcus Cousins Faces Domestic Violence Charges Shortly After Signing With Lakers

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Sep 10, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Not long ago, Demarcus Cousins agreed to play next season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Just a few weeks after signing with the star-studded squad, Cousins finds himself in legal trouble. Law enforcement in the state of Alabama has issued a warrant for his arrest. The warrant is based on evidence of domestic abuse and… read more

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Man Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend, Others During Family Brawl at Disneyland

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 06, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Earlier this summer, Avery Robinson and two family members got into a fight at Disneyland. According to reports, a tense verbal argument between the three escalated into a physical brawl. No arrests were made at the time of the altercation. However, police were able to investigate the matter, thanks to a witness who recorded the… read more

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NYPD Blue Actor Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 13, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Actor Rick Schroder, of NYPD Blue Fame, was recently arrested on felony domestic violence charges in Los Angeles. This is the second time Schroder has been arrested for domestic violence in less than a month. According to reports, he and his girlfriend got into a verbal dispute which then escalated into a physical incident. Schroder… read more

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Falsely Accused of Domestic Abuse? Here’s What You Need to Do.

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 14, 2018 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue for many California families. As a result, any allegations of domestic abuse and/or domestic violence are taken very seriously by police and prosecutors. The consequences of domestic violence allegations can be devastating. Unfortunately, this can be true even if the accusations against you are false. Domestic violence is not… read more

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Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 08, 2017 | Domestic Violence, Restraining Orders

Penalties for instances of domestic violence have become much more severe over the past few years, not only in California, but across the nation. Governments and politicians seek to prove they are tough on crime, yet the crime of domestic violence has many facets. If you have been charged with domestic violence in Los Angeles,… read more

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What to Do When Domestic Violence Charges are Filed Against You

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 25, 2016 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the most serious crimes an individual can be accused of. Being accused of hurting someone you care about can have significant emotional, professional, and personal consequences, even if you did not engage in the behavior you are being accused of. Almost all domestic violence allegations are followed up on, investigated,… read more

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