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Anger issues could lead to charges for violent crimes

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2019 | Firm News |

Everyone feels anger at some point or another. However, if someone’s anger gets to a point that it has negative impacts on his or her everyday life, it is possible that anger management issues exist. If you have anger problems, they could cause negative repercussions in many areas of your life.

Your relationships could suffer due to your angry outbursts, and coworkers may not want to be around you if you always appear confrontational. Your physical health could even suffer from continual feelings of anger. Additionally, if your anger gets the better of you at the wrong time, you could wind up facing serious criminal charges.

Signs of anger

If you want to work to get your anger in check, you may want to recognize some of the signs you may present when feeling angry. Some physical signs of anger may include:

  • Headache
  • Feeling hot around your neck or face
  • Clenching your jaw
  • Stomach ache
  • Dizziness
  • Trembling
  • Rapid heart rate

Furthermore, you may notice that you carry out certain actions when you become angry, such as the following examples:

  • Becoming sarcastic toward others
  • Pacing
  • Raising your voice
  • Losing your sense of humor
  • Rubbing your head
  • Wanting some kind of substance, like a drink or cigarette, to relax you
  • Yelling, screaming or crying

Though anger is an emotion itself, you may experience some of the following other emotions when you become angry:

  • Resentfulness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • The desire to strike out verbally or physically

Feelings of anger can certainly seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, if you act on those feelings of wanting to strike out physically, you could wind up in a serious legal predicament.

Criminal charges

Charges for violent crimes — like abuse, battery, assault or even murder — could result if your anger gets the better of you and a disagreement turns into a physical altercation. In such a scenario, someone could wind up hurt, and authorities could blame you. As a result, you may not only need to get your anger issues under control, but you may also need to find out the best way to defend against such serious allegations.

Fortunately, you do not have to contend with such an issue alone. Enlisting the help of an Indiana defense attorney could allow you to gain information on your legal options and the available routes for addressing the criminal charges brought against you.

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