Domestic Violence

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Russell Brown is an experienced domestic violence lawyer who has defended against all types of domestic violence charges.

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What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together). It is also when the abused person and the abusive person are closely related by blood or by marriage.

Domestic Violence Laws Say “Abuse" Is:

  • Physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Making someone reasonably afraid that they or someone else are about to be seriously hurt (like threats or promises to harm someone); OR
  • Behavior like harassing, stalking, threatening, or hitting someone; disturbing someone’s peace; or destroying someone’s personal property.
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Abuse is not just hitting. Abuse can be kicking, shoving, pushing, pulling hair, throwing things, scaring or following you, or keeping you from freely coming and going. It can even include physical abuse of the family pets.

Abuse in domestic violence does not have to be physical. Abuse can be verbal (spoken), emotional, or psychological. It can take many forms, and abusers often use a combination of tactics to control and abuse their victim.

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Santa Barbara, CA 93101