As Utah families quarantined at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office saw cases of domestic violence increase. It’s important to understand what domestic violence is in order to recognize it when it happens and put an end to it—whether you are the individual engaging in violent behaviors or the victim of abuse.
The basic definition of “domestic violence,” according to Utah law, is a pattern of abusive or aggressive behavior in an intimate relationship that is used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over another person.
Abusive behavior can be more than physical. Domestic violence can be emotional, sexual, or even psychological. Further, many prosecutors will bring charges for allegations of domestic violence toward family members or friends.
With such a broad definition of domestic violence, Utahns facing domestic violence charges need an advocate by their side. That’s where the attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat come in.
Our law team has fought hundreds of domestic violence cases. We have a detailed understanding of domestic violence laws in Utah as well as the typical arrest procedures of law enforcement.
For example, in many cases, when an officer responds to a domestic violence call, they will make an arrest based on probable cause or allegations from one person, even if those allegations are unsupported by physical evidence. Remember: resisting arrest, even if you are innocent, may undermine your defense.
If you are arrested for a domestic violence offense, don’t speak with anyone until you have spoken to your lawyer. The expert criminal defense lawyers at Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat are ready to guide you through any challenging legal troubles.
Our team will work tirelessly to research every aspect of your case and make sure your rights are protected throughout the process. We have nearly two decades of experience defending clients against domestic violence charges, so you can be confident we know how to prepare for your case. If you want to research on Utah’s domestic violence laws on your own, you can visit our domestic violence crimes page to find more in-depth information about the following:
No matter what kind of domestic violence offense you have been charged with, the attorneys at Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat know the ins and outs of these crimes in Utah and are prepared to fight for your rights in court.
Give us a call at (801) 532-5297 so we can start working on your defense today.
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