The Super Bowl is the most awaited annual sporting event in the United States but for many years, there’s a belief that a rise in domestic violence cases is linked to this occasion. While a number of domestic violence incidents have been observed during the Super Bowl, statistics show that this yearly event does not cause domestic violence nor increase the probability of it happening.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Not all domestic quarrels constitute acts of domestic violence. Any relationship is bound to experience some rough spots and disagreements leading to arguments and unpleasant reaction. But what is punished as a crime of domestic violence is physical or sexual assault, as well as the emotional harassment on someone related to the accused.

Acts of domestic violence not only cover hurting an intimate partner physically or sexually. The law punishes as well emotional and psychological abuse such as manipulation, public humiliation, and aggressive financial control. Violating a restraining order in connection with a partner or spouse complaint may also be charged as domestic violence.

NFL Players Charged with Domestic Violence

In recent years, the National Football League has been rocked by startling reports of domestic abuse involving a number of its star players. Despite these high profile cases, statistical data still does not show any significant correlation between violent incidents and the Super Bowl. But the perceived rise in domestic violence incidents during the Super Bowl may lead law enforcers into taking allegations of domestic violence rather seriously around this time.

Impact of Domestic Violence Conviction

A charge of domestic violence can lead to devastating consequences on the life of an accused. California Penal Code Section 273.5 provides a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison and a fine of up to $6,000. A domestic violence case as well can potentially harm family relationships as the court may be asked to issue a restraining order to prevent any contact between the accused and their partner or children. If you are facing domestic violence charges in Los Angeles, you deserve to get the best criminal defense that you can afford.

In Los Angeles, California, the law firm of David S. Kestenbaum has over 3 decades of experience in domestic violence experience, initially as prosecutor and subsequently as defender of persons accused in domestic disputes. Mr. Kestenbaum has handled a wide range of domestic issues that can arise between spouses or between domestic partners.

At the Kestenbaum Law Group, our attorneys are prepared to work very hard to defend you in domestic violence criminal cases. We have access to experts such as psychiatrists, private investigators, and other professionals who can testify in your favor.

Contact us online or call us today at (818) 616-4312 to speak to an experienced and compassionate attorney about your situation.