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Physical Abuse

Protect yourself from physical abuse in Upland CA with help from an expert domestic violence attorney.

Sometimes abusers may believe that so long as they don’t leave a visible mark, the physical harm they have inflicted doesn’t really count as domestic violence abuse. As a victim, it is extremely important not to believe such claims on the part of the abuser. While it is true that you must have visible injuries in order to bring criminal charges against your abuser, you can avail yourself of the protections of the civil code even if your abuser is careful never to leave a mark. Any type of physical attack designed to maintain control over an intimate partner can and should be considered domestic violence.

As a domestic violence attorney in Upland CA, Torrence L. Howell frequently assists victims who have suffered all kinds of physical abuse, including:

  • Kicking
  • Punching
  • Shoving
  • Slapping
  • Pinching
  • Burning
  • Biting
  • Choking
  • Hair Pulling

Denying medical care or forcing alcohol or drug use may also be considered physical abuse.

Protect Yourself from Physical Abuse Now

If you are involved in a physically abusive relationship, you can secure your personal safety and that of your children with a restraining order. If you feel you are in danger, you should call the police immediately. They will write up a report documenting your injuries and help you secure an Emergency Protective Order. This order will last for 5 days, which will give you time to meet with experienced domestic violence attorney Torrence L. Howell, who will help you secure a permanent restraining order.

Torrence L. Howell will also assist you with other family law issues that may need to be addressed in order for you to escape your abuser, such as initiating a divorce proceeding or a child custody hearing.

Accused of Physical Abuse in Upland CA?

Given the fact that criminal penalties may apply, being accused of physical abuse by an intimate partner is a very serious situation indeed. Fortunately, you can rely on expert domestic violence defense attorney Torrence L. Howell to protect your rights. Torrence L. Howell has a strong background in both criminal law and family law, so in addition to defending you in criminal court, he can also defend your interests in family law court. For example, he can ensure unfounded allegations of physical abuse in Upland CA don’t interfere with your ability to secure fair custody or visitation rights to any children you and the alleged victim may have together.

Call Now for a Free Case Evaluation

To learn more about how Torrence L. Howell can assist you in your domestic violence case, please call (909) 920-0908 now to request a free initial consultation.