Domestic violence is a serious crime and comes with consequences. Often
a husband with an anger problem or a child with a temper can be accused
of domestic violence. Most people forget that they are committing a serious
offense when they harm a person in their family. In fact, you may assume
that as long as your crime does not move past the walls of your home,
you are safe to do what you want. But your children, spouse, and other
relatives who live in your home are people too, and have the right to
call 9-1-1 and report any wrongdoing. Even the most loyal of family members
may file a police report if they feel threatened or are worried about
the safety of others in the household.
Chad Johnson probably had no idea of the nightmare that awaited him when
he hit his former wife, Evelyn Lozada on a night when he was frustrated.
The LA Times write that he struck the actress by head-butting her. The injury caused
her head to bleed. She called 9-1-1, and Chad was arrested at their home
for domestic violence. After numerous court appointments, Chad Johnson
has been sentenced to one year on probation and a mandatory counseling
course. Johnson is a former NFL player married his now-ex-wife on July 4
th. He pleaded no-contest to his crime, and was given one year on probation
as a result. Lozada promptly filed for divorce after the incident, and
the marriage was officially dissolved earlier this week.
Lozada says that she couldn't bear the shame after the incident became
a headline in various magazines and newspapers. Johnson was cut by the
Miami Dolphins shortly after the incident, and will have to pay Lozada
restitution. If you have been accused of domestic violence like Johnson,
it is imperative that you have a professional and convincing lawyer on
your side. Without an attorney to help, you may find yourself lost and
lacking defense. Talk to someone at
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today to get help in your domestic violence case!