Study: Domestic violence increases in ‘sluggish economy’

A recent study was done on the number of domestic violence cases that occur in the U.S. and their relation to the slow economy.

According to police officials, the study surveyed nearly 700 different law enforcement agencies across the nation and found that 56 percent of them have noticed an increase in the number of domestic violence cases and the slow economy.

A study similar to this one was done in 2010 and results from this showed that 40 percent of law enforcement officials attributed a rise in domestic violence to the economy.

Overall crime was reported to be down in the FBI annual crime report, but there is not separate tracking for domestic violence and local police have stated that the number of calls reporting domestic violence have increased even if no charges have been filed.

If you or a loved one has been charged with domestic violence, this is a stressful and difficult time in your life. This is why you need representation on your side that can help you through this complicated process. Contact the Dallas domestic violence lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Domestic violence registry proposed for Texas

A Texas State Representative has proposed a domestic violence registry for the state of Texas. The registry would work the same as the sex offender registry does in most states.

People who have been convicted of domestic violence more than three times will be compelled to register as a repeat offender. The registry would include the name, picture and death of birth of the offender.

The idea behind the registry is so women can look up potential partners to see if they have any history of domestic violence. According to statistics, nearly one our of every four woman has been the victim of domestic violence and this registry would be a way for the woman to be warned before entering a potentially dangerous relationship.

If you or a loved one has been wrongfully charged with domestic violence, contact the Dallas domestic abuse lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Dallas forum will be discussing domestic violence

Last Friday, a forum was held in order to discuss the issue of domestic violence and the effects that it has on young women and girls.

The panel included professors, a judge and executive members of Our Friends Place, a residential home for young women who have been abused or neglected. An Emmy-award winning reporter, Rebecca Aguilar, moderated the forum. The forum was free, but there was a buffet lunch that will cost $9 to $12.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic violence, these charges could change your life. You need experienced representation on your side during the difficult time, contact the Dallas domestic violence lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

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