Woman threatened at gunpoint by her domestic partner

On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Domestic Violence on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Recently in Maine, a man was arrested after he threatened the life of the woman with whom he was living. According to the police, the suspect was holding a gun, and they called in the Tactical & Negotiation team in an effort to talk the man down. Early in the morning, the suspect walked out of the house and was taken into custody. He is being held without bail, facing the felony charge of domestic violence terrorizing.

With all of the domestic abuse scandals surrounding the sports world, this story serves as an important reminder that whether you are famous or not, whether you live in Maine or Missouri, anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse. The important thing to remember about domestic violence is that you do not have to suffer through it. The law is on your side, and domestic abuse victims can take their case to the authorities for protection.

Here in Missouri, the law takes domestic violence very seriously. Allegations are thoroughly investigated, and victims who have the courage to come forward are given legal protection in the form of an Order of Protection as well as a long-term restraining order.

We understand that it can be a frightening prospect to speak out about suffering domestic abuse. There is fear that your abuser will find out and treat you even more harshly or harm others who are important to you, such as children, family or friends. Fortunately, effective legal assistance can help you receive legal protection and take steps to ensure that your abuser never hurts anyone again. You have a right to feel safe and secure in your own home.

Source: WCSH6, “Winthrop man charged with domestic violence terrorizing,” Jackie M. Ward, Nov. 17, 2014

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