Fresno Domestic Violence (DV) (Criminal Defense) Attorney Jonathan Rooker has a unique insight to the ling between different crimes, accusations, and convictions that are often times related. Jonathan commonly relays that the "4-D's" are interrelated, and should be guarded against. Often time a person will suffer a series of misfortune events, that culminate in the destruction of a person's life as they know it. Each event, by itself is destructive enough, but when the negative events occur in sequence, it can destroy a good person's life, career, family, and freedom in a short period of time.
There is a combination of factor, any of which could, and often time does start the unfortunate series of events in motion. DUI's are stressing event, a criminal accusation, that can lead to fines, imprisonment, family issues, and loss of employment. Often times, a DUI is the catalyst that starts the downward spiral of Divorce, Domestic Violence, and Discharge from employment.
A second scenario is the Discharge from employment. When a person loses their employment financial issues are sure to follow. That stresses a relationship, can lead to drinking (DUI), arguing (Divorce), and/or domestic violence(DV). When finances come into play, relationships commonly experience problems. If a breakup, or dissolution of the marriage or termination of the relationship occurs, alcohol and drug use are common, which can lead to a DUI, Domestic Violence, and/or Divorce.
The third triggering event could be a Domestic Violence issue. Many times a person is deeply affected by a Domestic Violence issue, and the effects can carry over. The alleged perpetrator and victim alike can suffer depression from the events. Shame, blame, and regret come with depression. Some professions actually mandate the suspension or termination from employment of an individual who has been convicted of Domestic Violence. The right to bear arms is taken from the person accused. All too often divorce follows, and DUI's occur as well.
The final route is Divorce. A divorce can trigger an abusive relation, a Domestic Violence charge followed from the jealously of a spouse over the other former spouse. Anger is a common emotion experienced. Once these factors are set in motion, alcohol and drugs can commonly come into the picture. Discharge from employment is too common when a person is confronted by this serious group of events.
It is important for an individual in this, in any of these positions to realize how quickly and easily each of these events can occur, and cause a person's life spiral down hill. If any of these events have occurred in your life, you may consider avoiding even social alcohol consumption, drug use, and guard against any emotional outbursts by understanding it is not in your best interest to add any of the 4-D's to your life.