Relationships are sometimes difficult. When two people love one another, it is not at all uncommon for there to occasionally be moments of contention. Expressing frustration can be a healthy thing for couples to do, if done appropriately. Open lines of communication can be critical for sustaining and even strengthening bonds. But, if the expressions of dissatisfaction or anger escalate out of control into situations of domestic violence, then it is possible that law enforcement may get involved.
The question that is so often asked about domestic violence is: why does it happen? How could a person harm someone they love? A psychology expert on relationships puts forth the idea that part of the problem may be connected to society’s expectation of men having to be stronger than women. If a man believes his masculinity is being undermined, he may feel anger or even lash out in a violent manner.
The relationship expert also postulates that women and men who act out physically against a domestic partner may be granting control to what she describes as a “critical inner voice.” This is thought process that feeds them negative thoughts and exacerbates bad feelings about their partners and themselves. Ultimately these critical thoughts and feelings can overflow into regrettable physical altercations.
Charges related to domestic violence can lead to very harsh penalties in Louisiana. You may be issued jail time or have strict limitations placed upon your visitation rights with your children.
If you have been accused of domestic violence, a criminal defense attorney may be able to help you with your situation. Such an attorney may be able to analyze the specifics of your circumstances and map out a strategy aimed at preserving as many of your freedoms and rights as possible.