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Accused of Emotional Abuse In California

By Walin & Klarich

IM ACCUSED OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE AND NEED AN EMOTIONAL ABUSE ATTORNEY TO DEFEND ME Emotional abuse is any behavior that helps the abuser emotionally dominate and control the victim. It includes, but is not limited to: Frequent put-downs Constant criticism Threats Harassment Stalking Unreasonable restrictions on the victim?s freedom Emotional abuse is not itself a crime in California, but our state criminal law does recognize it as an effect of physical and verbal abuse and neglect (e.g., ?battered spouse syndrome?). In fact, emotional abuse can be easier to spot than physical abuse. Social workers and others charged with watching for abuse in families look for emotional symptoms like withdrawn behavior, depression, frequent anger, skittishness, picking fights, substance abuse, eating disorders and other self-abuse...continue to full post

Full post as published by Southern California Criminal Defense Blog on February 06, 2009 (boomark / email).

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