Domestic Violence Attorneys In Doylestown Pa.
Any pattern of abuse that is used by one partner to take control over the other is classified as domestic violence by the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
Another form of domestic violence is dating violence. The Violence Against Women Act characterizes dating violence based on the abuser’s relationship with the victim. Typically the relationship is of a social, romantic, or intimate nature. The Act also considers additional factors to determine whether violence is “dating violence”, such as:
- The length of the relationship
- The partner's frequency of interaction
- The type of relationship
Because domestic violence can often be a life-threatening crime, victims should always contact their local law enforcement agency to make a report. Many communities also have agencies and “help-lines” that help provide resources to victims of abuse. Victims of abuse should also seek out professional and legal help, especially to discuss whether they are eligible for a Protective Order. So if your or anyone you know is, or may be, the victim of abuse, know that the lawyers and attorneys at Repko Law, LLC stand ready to help when you need us.