Domestic Violence Knows No Economic Barriers 

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

When most people think of domestic violence, they picture what they see in movies – a man down on his luck, taking his financial frustrations out on his wife and family. However, the truth is that domestic violence has no economic barrier.  

At the tail end of 2023, a Massachusetts couple and their 18-year-old daughter were found dead in their 19,000 square-foot mansion of a possible murder-suicide. According to the Massachusetts State Police, a relative of the family, who had not heard from them for a couple of days, went by the home and found the victims. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a firearm near the husband, making them believe the family's deaths were probably a domestic incident.  

Anyone in any economic class can be abused by their parent, partner, or other intimate relationship. Unfortunately, this also means that anyone can be falsely accused of domestic violence and find themselves fighting for their freedom. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a skilled criminal attorney who can leverage their experience to construct a strategic defense on your behalf. Call LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team today at 888-535-3686 or schedule a consultation online.  

Wealthy Perpetrators of Domestic Violence 

While domestic violence can infiltrate any family or relationship, no matter how much money the partners make, many cases involving affluent partners go unreported. A New York City study stated that only 8% of the reported domestic violence incidents in the city come from people who make over $75,000 a year.  

The reason for this underreporting is generally because affluent families tend not to identify themselves in the typical portrayal of domestic violence. Additionally, when they do reach out to their family for help, the family members want to cover up the abuse to protect their reputations.  

In the case noted above, a Boston Globe investigation discovered that the father, Rakesh Kamal, had created an identity as a successful software developer and entrepreneur, convincing everyone, including colleagues, his wife, and his daughter, that he was incredibly wealthy. In 2022, the mother, Teen Kamal, filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and at the end of 2023, the family's home was foreclosed on, and they were ordered to leave. 

How LLF Law Firm Can Help 

If you are accused of domestic violence, you must be prepared to defend yourself or face extremely harsh consequences, such as lengthy prison sentences and restraining orders that will restrict your access to your home and your children. Furthermore, the reputation harm caused by a domestic violence accusation can force your employer to let you go, require you to move to another county or state, or prevent you from providing for yourself and your family in some other way. 

Working with the LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team is the best way to mitigate these consequences and ensure your due process rights are upheld. Call 888-535-3686 today for help, or schedule your appointment online.  

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients in criminal courtrooms in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey and nationwide. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. With unparalleled experience occupying several roles in the criminal justice system outside of being an attorney, Joseph D. Lento can give you valuable behind-the-scenes insight as to what is happening during all phases of the legal process. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings!


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