A crime of domestic violence can be either physical or verbal abuse within a familial or intimate relationship.
If you have been charged it will probably be filed as a misdemeanor. However, if the victim is a minor or the victim has suffered substantial bodily injuries, then the prosecution may file the case as a felony. It is of importance to know that if you have been charged as there are additional consequences you may be facing. For example, you may be subject to a restraining which may prohibit you from having contact with the victim or even entering your own residence.
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