Domestic Violence Calls Increase During COVID-19 Outbreak

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It’s easy to think about all the positive outcomes associated with the COVID-19 lockdown: spending more time with your family, watching TV and working from home. The idea of wearing pajamas all day and spending quality time indoors with your children and pets is not a bad alternative to putting your life and other people’s lives at risk.

However, we want to warn you about the downfalls of a mandated lockdown. The volume of domestic violence calls is increasing day by day. Being trapped with your partner is not ideal when the relationship is already unstable and unpredictable. Add a tanking economy, job losses, your and your partner’s mental well-being and the uncertainty of the future to the mix and you have a perfect recipe for a potential domestic violence accusation.

Common traits of domestic violence include:

  • Possessiveness
  • Unpredictability
  • A bad temper
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sabotage or obstruction of the victim's ability to work or attend school
  • Extremely controlling behavior
  • Demeaning the victim either privately or publicly
  • Embarrassment or humiliation of the victim in front of others
  • Abuse of other family members, children or pets

Though social isolation is a government requirement right now, you must not forget that social isolation may equate to a factor of domestic violence in the eyes of your potential accuser. Telling your partner to avoid going outside, controlling what she can/cannot do and expressing emotional stress may work against you in your domestic violence charge.

We know times are hard enough, so let us defend your case now.

Our attorney at the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C. will fight for your best interests. You can rely on our award-winning track record and outstanding service to work in your favor, should you contact us.

For over ten years, we’ve fought domestic violence cases by applying various tactics to diminish the severity of their results. These include:

  • Exposing false allegations that could have been made out of spite
  • Proving your use of self-defense against the alleged victim
  • Emphasizing zero injuries to the victim at the time of your arrest
  • Pointing out weaknesses is your accuser’s testimony, such as insufficient evidence

Our trusted attorney can handle various domestic violence charges, such as:

  • Stalking
  • Threats
  • Battery
  • Assault
  • Abuse
  • Intimidation

Call us immediately at (707) 418-5352 if you’re seeking dedicated 24/7 assistance. We are utilizing telephone and video conferencing to provide you excellent legal counsel while keeping our firm and our clients safe.