Some criminal cases end with defendants being sentenced to jail. In other cases, depending on the severity of the offense, judges may hand down an alternative penalty. The alternative penalty usually aims to rehabilitate an individual rather than punish him or her.
Some individuals convicted of domestic disturbance or other acts of violence involving anger may be sentenced to completing an anger management course. If you have been accused of a violent crime caused by anger, contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., at (408) 296-4100.
Anger Management Courses
Anger management classes vary depending on who teaches them. Some psychologists may opt to teach individuals relaxation methods while other may opt to work with the individual come to terms with a certain situation or conflict.
Most programs teach individuals to change their methods of dealing with anger. Rather than being aggressive when angry, for instance, individuals may learn to be more direct but calm when addressing what is upsetting them.
Many programs will also aim to teach individuals to empathize with the people their anger is directed toward. For instance, rather than “blow up” at an individual for not acting as they prefer, students are encouraged to consider that person’s point of view.
Proving that your anger issues led you to commit the crime for which you were accused may be the difference between rehabilitation and prison. If you have been accused of a crime that you committed out of anger, the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., may be able to help you avoid jail time. Contact our San Jose criminal defense attorneys at (408) 296-4100 to learn more.