Defense Of Emotional Abuse Charges

Cases of domestic violence require skilled handling, and if you have been charged with emotional domestic violence it is important to plan a vigorous defense. Although cases of emotional abuse can be harder to prove, the charges are serious and must not be taken lightly. Our lawyers work only with criminal defense cases, which means that we know how to handle challenging situations.

Any charge of domestic abuse can cause people's lives to spiral out of control. They may be faced with a protective order that keeps them away not only from the alleged victim but also from their children. Additionally, their career and finances could suffer. At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., we work tirelessly to defend our clients against, and minimize the impact of, such charges.

Types Of Emotional Abuse

There are different types of abusive behavior, and physical abuse is the most easily understood. Emotional abuse cases can be more challenging because many people do not comprehend that their actions and words could potentially be abusive. While some behaviors may seem more obvious in their harm, others can be more subtle. Psychology Today lists the following behaviors as emotionally abusive:

  • Disengaging from a situation
  • Stonewalling by either not listening at all or listening dismissively
  • Controlling and manipulating
  • Shaming
  • Constant criticism

People who are charged with emotional abuse crimes have a lot at stake and need strong legal counsel. Our attorneys will review each situation and use our combined 70 years of experience and knowledge to build a strong defense strategy.

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We are committed to providing aggressive legal representation in Portland, Oregon, and to protecting the privacy of all of our clients. To speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, give our office a call at 1-888-311-2016 or use our online form.