Domestic violence, domestic abuse, spousal abuse, or spousal battery all refer to the intentional use of violence or foce on someone with whom the defenendant has a current or former intimate relationship.
Domestic violence can be charged under three different sections of the penal code or which section applies to you and whether it is charged, a misdemeanor, or a felony defense ?, among other things, any injuries resulting from the event and the ? between the defendant and the victim.
Defenses to a domestic violence charge may include the following:
- False accusation: Arguments between spouses and their partners. Often result in false accusations and domestic absuse.
- Self Defense: Reasonable self defense to protect himself or herself from an attack form their spouse or partner.
- Defendant did not deliberately do an act to cause injury.