FAQ #24: What is the Difference Between a Domestic Disturbance and Domestic Violence?

What is Domestic Disturbance in California?

A domestic disturbance is when an argument, usually between spouses, significant others, or family, becomes more than shouting at one another, and verbal abuse or psychological abuse occurs. If physical contact was made, you may be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence charges in California include sexual abuse and psychological or verbal abuse. If you have been involved in a domestic disturbance dispute or have been accused of domestic violence, contact the Rancho Cucamonga defense lawyers at Newman & Allen. We have the knowledge and experience to achieve the best results possible for your case.

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Domestic Disturbance VS Domestic Violence

The difference between domestic disturbance versus domestic violence generally has to do with whether you put your hands on someone, you touched them or you caused another object to touch them. Domestic violence can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on a variety of factors which tend to include another crime.

These crimes include:

Experienced Domestic Violence Legal Counsel

If you are involved in a domestic disturbance situation, it is unlikely that you would be facing arrest if that is the basis of the complaint. If you are facing a domestic violence situation, you have now been labeled as someone who has used violence against another person which is a crime. These crimes carry civil penalties as well as long-term consequences in your daily life. Being labeled as a violent person has damaging effects on a person's reputation and can follow them for years. Protect your future and your reputation by contacting the defense attorneys at Newman & Allen.

Schedule your initial case evaluation with our firm, Newman & Allen, today so that we can build a defense that will save your future and reputation!

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