There is one disturbing fact that is linked to the Super Bowl, and is rarely talked about except when Super Bowl Sunday rolls around. This year, as we prepare for the Super Bowl, experts warn that the incidence of spousal abuse will spike over the game weekend.
It's hard to tell for sure if there is an increase in domestic violence over Super Bowl Sunday. Over the years, there have been several studies released around Super Bowl Sunday that link watching the game with an increased risk of intimate partner violence. This spike is more likely to be seen in a relationship where there already is some kind of tension, or even some sort of history or physical or mental abuse.
However, it's hard to establish that there is a connection between Super Bowl Sunday and an increased risk of violence. Most of the studies that have been conducted are small representative samples, and do not provide a complete picture.
In fact, many domestic violence groups don't believe that there is an increase in domestic violence incidents or incidents of spousal abuse during the game. They believed that Super Bowl Sunday doesn't necessarily see more violence than any other day of the year.
Charges of domestic violence can be hard to drop, once they are filed. In other words, if your spouse has filed domestic violence charges against you, she may not be able to drop those charges easily, if she changes her mind later. That means that even if there was no violence, and even if the charges were falsely filed against you, the charges cannot be dropped simply because the victim now wants to drop them.
Speak to a criminal defense lawyer in California about how to get domestic violence charges dropped.