Over the past month, most states enacted stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of coronavirus. As coronavirus sweeps across the country, domestic violence cases have increased. For example, the Houston police responded to 300 more domestic violence calls in March than the previous month. Additionally, the North Carolina police saw an 18 percent increase in domestic violence reports.
However, while most domestic violence cases are serious, there are situations where a partner is wrongfully accused of committing abuse. Are you one of those people? If so, then you need the assistance of a San Jose domestic violence lawyer immediately. He or she can help you create a strong defense that paints an accurate picture of what took place within the home.
Why Do Domestic Violence Cases Increase During Pandemics?
Isolating a couple together can create tension and arguments. During a pandemic, those tensions increase. There are many stresses about money, raising the kids, and the division of housework.
Additionally, substance abuse has increased. Partners with a tendency towards abuse may become even more violent as the period of isolation escalates. They also know that there is little their partner can do to escape. This is a deadly combination. The financial stress alone creates an environment that is a ticking time bomb for many families.
However, the added stress can also cause a person to falsely accuse their partner of committing domestic violence. In addition, many domestic violence victims recant their stories or decide not to press charges. Unfortunately, it is often too little too late. The prosecution may decide to press forward with the charges, leaving you in a tough spot.
Contact a San Jose Domestic Violence Attorney
Have you been accused of domestic violence while socially distancing with your spouse or loved one? If so, then you need protection now more than ever. At the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich, we offer compassionate and aggressive legal guidance during this time. Call us today at (408) 898-9770 or fill out our online contact form. We are here when you need us. Do not go through this time alone.