What Acts Are Considered Domestic Violence?

There is nothing worse than being trapped in a relationship where domestic violence is present. Finding a way to escape might seem impossible, but you need to know that you have someone on your side who is ready to fight for you.

I am attorney Debra Opri, and I have been a fierce advocate for the victims of domestic violence for more than 28 years. Throughout my legal career, I have stood up against abusers, including the powerful and famous, for their acts of violence against their partners.

Is Domestic Violence Present In Your Relationship?

Maybe you receive calls at all hours of the night. Perhaps you get texts or emails after you asked for them to stop. Maybe your partner insults you at every opportunity. Any and all of these actions could be considered domestic violence in certain circumstances, and you do not have to put up with these behaviors.

Under California law, domestic violence may be physical, psychological, sexual or other types of controlling behavior or abuse that leave you feeling as though you may be in danger. If you feel as though you are in such a relationship, there are options available to you.

In many circumstances, you can petition for protection in the form a restraining order. If your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife violates this order, it is possible that criminal charges may result.

As your lawyer, I will work hard to help you protect your family. I understand that these are extremely important allegations that can tear a family apart. I will help you decide what is best for you, and fight for you each step of the way.

Opri & Associates has helped many people obtain protective orders in Los Angeles and Southern California. You do not have to continue to suffer in silence.