Domestic violence is physical violence, threatened violence, and abuse which occurs in the following relationships: Married couples Cohabiting couples Persons who have a child in common Persons in a dating relationship or who were in a former dating relationship Persons who were formally married to each other.
Domestic violence covers a wide range of charges; assaults, malicious mischief (property damage), trespass, burglary, reckless endangerment, stalking, harassment, violations of protection orders, rape, interfering with reporting, and others and can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.
Examples of domestic violence abuse include: Threats Intimidation Annoying phone calls Stalking Physical assault or abuse (hitting, slapping, pushing, spitting, kicking) Verbal, social, or sexual abuse
Domestic violence cases are treated differently than other criminal cases. There are designated prosecutors and special domestic violence units (DV units) within the prosecutors office that stand ready to aggressively prosecute anyone charged with domestic violence.
Ms. St. Clair is a highly skilled and experienced domestic violence defense attorney who can help with your domestic violence case.