If you are contacted by any law enforcement agency, do not make any statements as they will most likely be used to build a case against you later. Politely decline to comment and then contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.

Domestic violence is not rare in the United States and frequently arises in international marriages where the partners didn’t have an opportunity for long term dating and learning about each other. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.

Domestic violence may present itself in forms of physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, emotional abuse, and more.

It is not always easy to determine in the early stages of a relationship if one person will become abusive. Without intervention, domestic violence can become more destructive over time and can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death.

If you or your children have been victims of domestic violence, don’t wait, seek help.

An experienced attorney can help guide you through this difficult time, and avoid making mistakes that can prove to be extremely costly in the future.