What is Domestic Violence (Domestic Assault)?

Domestic Violence (Domestic Assault) – Domestic Violence is the crime of assaulting and/or battering (see definitions above) one’s:

  • Spouse,
  • Former spouse,
  • Someone with whom one has a dating relationship (i.e. boyfriend/girlfriend),
  • Someone with whom one has a had a child with,
  • Someone who resides/lives in one’s home


Maximum Penalties: one year in jail and/or $1,000 in fines

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