Domestic Violence Proceedings

Domestic Violence Proceedings

Domestic violence does not discriminate and can affect a person of any age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, race, or religion.  Domestic violence is categorized as one of the following against a spouse/partner, child, roommate, family member:

  • Physical abuse, including hitting and pushing;
  • Sexual abuse, including non-consensual sexual advances;
  • Harassment such as stalking or following a person around, and constant unwanted calls or sending unwanted messages; and
  • Intimidation such as verbal threats and name calling.

 

Survivors of domestic violence are often left feeling alone, ashamed, hurt and confused. Many survivors are surprised to find out how frequently this problem occurs today- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience some form of intimate partner abuse.  No person should live fearing for their safety or wellbeing. If you have been the subject of violence or threats of violence, know that you are not alone, and legal relief is available to you.

 

Unfortunately, many people have also been victims of fabricated claims of domestic violence, for personal gain, or to get the upper hand in legal proceedings.  Having a domestic violence conviction on your background can tarnish your reputation and have harsh consequences on your personal and professional life. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, swift and proactive actions are necessary to ensure your rights are not impaired, to preserve a good defense, and to protect your interests in any legal proceedings.

Whether you are a survivor or domestic violence, or have been falsely accused of domestic violence, Adetola Law can offer effective and compassionate legal assistance to you, to advocate for you, and to protect your rights.