Report a Domestic Abuse in UK

Updated on Saturday 17th June 2017

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The victims of a domestic abuse are advised to report the case to the authorities in charge and to talk to one of our defence solicitors in London who can offer legal support in this matter. We remind that the domestic abuse in UK is not tolerated and offenders are punished in accordance with the rules and regulations in this matter.

What is a domestic abuse?

In most cases, the victims of domestic abuse are women and children who are part of a problematic family. Domestic violence means that certain family members use a threatening behavior to a child or a woman, where fights and sexual abuse are also involved. Besides that, the emotional, physical or financial abuse can be part of a domestic violence, where the weak person of a family receives bad treatments. Moreover, it is good to be aware that even a controlling behavior where a person is exploited in particular ways by his/her family member for personal profits is considered a domestic abuse. It is true,  there are numerous situations where domestic abuse is not reported to the police, and the victims get used to such inappropriate treatments for a long time.

If you find yourself in this situation, as a victim of abuse, or if you have been accused of domestic violence, it is recommended to solicit help from one of our criminal lawyers in UK who can take the case and offer legal support and also representation in the court of law.

Forced marriage is another form of domestic abuse

Even though authorities in UK have launched many prevention programs for people to be aware of the impact of a forced marriage and the consequences of such unfortunate situation, many people are tied in a relationship where the threat is on a daily basis for all sorts of reasons. For instance, someone can be forced to get married under continuous threats like emotional and/or sexual violence, if not he/she will lose personal incomes or other assets. Besides that, a forced marriage can appear under family pressure, where there is no way out but to accept the unpleasant situation. This kind of domestic abuse is definitely forbidden in the UK, but persons involved in this kind of situation can solicit help from the police by reporting the person who uses a threatening and violent behavior. A forced marriage is for sure a threat to the human rights, a serious case which is not tolerated in the United Kingdom, no matter the nationality of the individuals involved.

Please contact our team of criminal defence solicitors in London if you want to report an abuse or if you have been accused of domestic violence.