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Domestic Violence

  • Published: May 11, 2017

Interviewer: Could trespassing ever be considered a factor in a domestic violence dispute? Paul Geller: Usually, it’s a violation of a restraining order and I’m putting it in that context when we sort of need to get at some factual framework. Let’s suppose that a husband and wife have an argument perhaps that becomes physical and the police show up and make…Read More

  • Published: May 10, 2017

Interviewer: What are some of the mistakes that clients will make in this whole situation? Paul Geller: I think the biggest one is the statement to the police because when the police are coming out, they’re trying to make a determination no. 1, who is the initial aggressor? Who is the one that more than likely is going to be arrested? By…Read More

  • Published: May 9, 2017

Interviewer: What does someone’s future look like even if they had a dismissed domestic violence charge or an assault charge? Is that still going to be on their record? Paul Geller: It is still going to be on their record. A lot of people have a misconception that if something is dismissed or even if they were convicted, they get what’s called an expungement…Read More

  • Published: May 8, 2017

Interviewer: If someone’s been accused of such activities, what are some things that are going to help their case? I mean like you know for instance, anger management, is that something that’s going to help someone or is that going to be an admission of guilt automatically? Paul Geller: I am a big believer of counseling in general. If someone gets arrested…Read More

  • Published: May 7, 2017

Interviewer: What would you say are some of the more common misconceptions that people have about assault and domestic violence as a whole? Paul Geller: I’m certainly not condoning domestic abuse or domestic violence or assault cases of any sort, but I think often times you’ll have situations where there may be an argument between a husband and a wife, for instance, and it…Read More

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