Posted on April 26th, 2012
Actor Lane Garrison, best known for his role as David “Tweener” Apolskis in the television show Prison Break, could be facing charges of felony domestic violence after his former girlfriend says he attacked her Saturday night.
Garrison has not been officially charged because investigators say they do not have enough evidence at this time to file charges. He is currently being held in a Beverly Hills jail on a parole hold. The actor is on parole for a 2007 vehicular manslaughter conviction.
Garrison told authorities he did not hit his ex-girlfriend and claims the surveillance video she says proves it only shows him trying to get his cellphone she had taken earlier.
If you or someone you know has been wrongly charged with domestic violence, contact the domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 281-362-2865.
Posted on January 26th, 2012
San Francisco sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who recently plead not guilty to domestic violence against his wife, faces new accusations from a former girlfriend.
The 50 year-old’s ex girlfriend told San Francisco Police over the weekend that Mirkarimi once shoved her against a wall and bruised her arm during an argument. Mirkarimi is accused of bruising his wife after an altercation on New Year’s Eve. His former girlfriend says that he only physically injured her once, but would often yell and bully her.
Mirkarimi’s trial is set for late February. He is to have no contact with his wife and their two year-old son while the case is open. He has plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, endangering a child, and dissuading a witness.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence, contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates today by calling 281-362-2865.
Posted on September 22nd, 2011
Barbara Sheehan’s murder trial started last week and is drawing attention nationwide to domestic violence. Sheehan has admitted to killing her husband, Raymond Sheehan, because she feared for her life and had endured years of domestic violence and death threats. She claims that if she would have been killed if she didn’t kill him first.
On average, three woman are killed each day in the United States by their partners. Sheehan’s lawyers say for years her husband physically abused her, held a gun to her head, and would threaten her life. Her two adult children will be testifying on behalf of their mother in the next few weeks. Friends and family of Raymond claim that he was a devoted father and a heroic police sergeant, even helping in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero on 9/11.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of domestic violence, contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151 today.
Posted on July 21st, 2011
Domestic violence can occur in many forms, and, often, domestic violence does not just involve adults. Today, teenagers across the country are involved in intimate relationships, even living with their boyfriend or girlfriend at a young age, and some of them are being abused.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the most vulnerable group to domestic violence are women who are ages 16-24. Other reports have shown that parents do not talk to their children about teen dating violence because they do not think that it will happen to them, even though the rate of teen dating violence is nearly triple that of the rate of domestic violence among adults.
When in a relationship, there are signs to look for to know that a partner is abusive. One sign is if the partner checks their boyfriend or girlfriend’s cell phone or email without permission. An explosive temper and an attempt to isolate their partner from their family or friends are also tell-tale signs of abuse.
If you or someone you love is being physically or emotionally abused by a loved one, please contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on June 21st, 2011
A 47-year-old doctor from Alabama is currently awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of physically abusing his wife. The man was convicted of felony domestic violence by a jury in January.
According to reports from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the man attacked his wife in the fall of 2010. He hit in her in the face 30 times until she blacked out, and she suffered a broken arm as well during the attack.
The man is facing two to twenty years in prison for the charges. Under the Alabama statute for domestic violence, he can serve no less than six months in prison. It has been speculated that he will also have his medical license suspended.
If you or someone you love has been abused by a spouse, please contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates at 800-242-2151.
Posted on May 6th, 2011
A study conducted by the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma, and Mental Health Disparities found that women who endure domestic violence within a year of becoming pregnant are more likely to suffer postpartum depression than women who had not suffered domestic violence.
210 pregnant women were recruited for the study. These women were given surveys and interviewed to determine their extent of trauma prior to pregnancy and their feelings following the births of their children. It was found that women who endured domestic violence were 5.4 times as likely to have postpartum depression.
The study indicates that domestic violence is an even bigger predictor of postpartum depression than prenatal depression, which was found to predict 3 times as many cases of postpartum depression.
If you or someone you love is suffering domestic abuse by a loved one, please contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on March 25th, 2011
In a study conducted by the Quarterly Journal of Economics, it was found that reports of domestic violence increase during and after NFL games in which teams that were favored to win perform poorly and lose.
The study reported as much as a ten percent increase in domestic abuse when a man’s favorite NFL team does not win. This percentage can increase even more if a team performs particularly badly and has a devestating defeat. The study investigated 900 NFL games and compared the number of domestic violence cases reported before the games and after. The study did not find any evidence to support that domestic violence decreases after a favorite team wins.
Domestic violence is a serious issue that millions of people suffer through every year. If you or someone you love has been abuse by a spouse or family member, please contact the Houston domestic violence attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.
Posted on February 11th, 2011
Trey Martinez Fischer, a Texas state representative, has proposed a registry that would list domestic violence offenders in an area. This would be similar to the registry that is currently in existence for sex offenders.
The registry would include offenders who have been convicted of domestic violence crimes at least three times. Included in the registry would be the names, pictures, and birth dates of offenders. The registry would be open to the public and may keep women and men from entering into relationships with violent people.
30 percent of women and 5 percent of men murdered are killed by their spouse.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, please contact the Houston domestic violence attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 281-362-2865.
Posted on July 30th, 2010
As a result of the recently released abusive phone messages left from Mel Gibson to his girlfriend, domestic violence experts and psychologists are spreading the word to remind people that verbal abuse results in physical abuse 90 percent of the time.
Verbal abuse often goes unrecognized and unreported, but spokesperson for The Center Against Family Violence in El Paso, Texas Cesar Campa states, “If they’re not respecting you, the best bet is to get out of the relationship”.
Furthermore he stated, “You don’t have to wait until you’ve already been hit, or you’ve already been beaten and you’re already on your way to the hospital. If you are in eminent danger, if you feel that they have been threatening you, they’re harassing you and you feel like, ‘Yes, something is definitely going to happen,’ you can get help”.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, contact the Houston domestic violence attorneys of Garg & Associates P.C. at 281-362-2865 to learn more about your rights.