Felony Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence rises out of family situations that usually involve relatives, spouses or lovers. There are special penalty enhancements associated with these charges. Charges include Battery, Aggravated battery, Assault, Aggravated assault, Stalking, aggravated stalking and domestic strangulation.
Battery is defined as an unlawful and intentional touching or striking of another person against the will of that other person. If you have committed a prior battery, and were found “guilty” of the prior charge, even if adjudication was withheld – you may be charged with a felony battery on a second or later battery, which becomes a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in the state prison system. Also – if you are charged with a misdemeanor battery that involved a family member or other person who qualifies as a domestic partner – a conviction, even as a misdemeanor, will bar you thereafter from ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition. To see the other listed offenses referenced above, see the other referenced offenses contained on this website.