How heartbreaking it is to see your loved one abusing you. Many people stay quiet even after regular torture in the name of relationships. By doing this they are opening the doors to self-injustice.
Well, it is high time to stop bearing such torture, when your loved did not bother to care, then why should you? No one should ever keep silence against such brutal activities as for some people silence is an agreement. On the other hand, people who engage in household brutality should keep in mind that a moment of anger can cost you a lot. It does not only break relations, but also adds a lot of legal complexities.
What to Do About Domestic Violence
The person accused of household brutality may be your spouse, your ex-spouse, your family member, your romantic partner, anyone who lives with you or has ever lived with you in the past as a relative or maybe the who never lived with you but shares a child. No matter who is the victim, the accused gets punished, considering the severity of the incident.
Any of the physical, psychological, emotional or sexual abuse activities that humiliate, terrorize, threaten, hurt, wound, frighten or injure the victim are counted under household brutality. How long the guilty would spend in jail is determined by the judge considering the severity of the violence.
The government has implemented many laws to protect its citizens from household brutality. Asking for a help is no harm. Initiate a protest by calling 911 and reporting the abuse. As a victim, you have a right to approach the court and request an injunction by filing a petition.
Penalties for Domestic Violence
Some of the potential consequences for the guilty includes spending certain spans in jail, which vary from a minimum of 5 days to an entire year, immense amounts of court fees and fines are charged. There is also the potential to have Batterer’s intervention and anger management classes, services to the community, having a criminal record listed and in some cases the guilty is even barred from his or her own house, their children’s school and from any sort of interaction with their spouse and children for a certain period of time.
Many people keep silent as they are afraid of the situation from getting publicity, but, it is mere a misconception. Any conversation between a victim and an advocate remains completely confidential. A victim has complete right to refuse from disclosing themselves or prevent any other person from disclosing any section of a conversation held during, advising, assisting or counseling the victim.
The one who witness the crime and does not act, is as guilty as the one who commits the crime. You will find help throughout your way, all you need to do is make yourself bold, raise your voice and take the first step. And in future provide help to others who need it too.