Domestic Violence Court
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Domestic Violence happens in many forms between two people in an intimate relationship. Physical violence includes kicking, punching, shoving, slapping or any way that hurts your body. Sexual violence includes unwelcome touching, fondling or forced intimacy. Emotional violence includes using coercion or threats and anger to create a controlling and fearful relationship.
San Joaquin Superior Court has established Domestic Violence Courts for felony and misdemeanor cases. A designated courtroom will hear the arraignment, and any probation violations, of domestic violence matters for misdemeanor or felony cases.