Countless studies share a common question: How do we help those with a criminal record avoid re-offending?
At the Lento Law Firm, we aim to help all of our clients, including those with domestic violence convictions, stay out of law enforcement's crosshairs.
What Studies Say About Avoiding Re-Offending
One prominent English study found several factors that increase the risk of a former convict re-offending. Risk factors include:
- Misuse of drugs and alcohol
- Neglecting one's mental health
- Falling into poor physical health
- General lack of self-control
- Lacking family networks
These are not just risk factors for re-offending but for all sorts of non-legal consequences. Without paying proper attention to these aspects of your life, you may fall into emotional, psychological, physical, and legal peril.
Small, Healthy Habits That May Help You Stay On Track
With the aforementioned risk factors in mind, you can adopt several simple habits to reduce your risk of re-offending. These habits include:
Exercise is the bedrock of a healthy life for many people. Studies have found mental and physical benefits for inmates who engage in regular exercise. Stress relief can be key for those with a history of domestic violence, and exercise is undoubtedly a stress-reliever.
Getting Ample Sleep
Sleep deprivation and stress are closely linked. With ample sleep, you will reduce your emotional load and be better positioned to avoid conflict.
Meditation or Prayer
Meditation is increasingly popular among inmates, helping them achieve a sense of freedom in times of physical confinement. Often, those who are emerging from a domestic violence conviction find themselves in trying circumstances. A solid meditation or prayer routine could provide you great relief if you're surviving in a small apartment, working a non-ideal job, or dealing with other challenges.
Keeping In Touch With Loved Ones and Friends
Strong family and friend networks can decrease one's sense of isolation. A family member or good friend is also a reliable support system, giving you an outlet when your relationship gets rocky.
Keeping in touch with good friends and family may put less strain on your relationship. With less pressure on your significant other, your relationship may remain stronger, and instances of domestic violence may be less likely to occur.
If You Find Yourself Back in Legal Trouble, Call the Lento Law Firm for Help
We hope that every client we represent is able to put their legal troubles behind them. Once we help a client with a domestic violence claim, or any other case, we hope to never have to represent them again.
We know, however, that life holds many challenges in store. If you find yourself facing legal charges of any sort, call attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 to discuss your case. You can also contact us online.