Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence laws are strict and cast a wide net. The Domestic Violence statute can be applied to family members (either through blood or marriage), people involved in a current or past dating relationship, people who have a child in common, even roommates. Domestic Violence laws do apply to children. The victim could be a girlfriend, a boyfriend, or a family member. If your child has a fight with someone he or she is dating and it gets physical, your child could be charged with a DV offense. If your child has a physical altercation with you or another family member, your child could be charged with a DV offense. DV offenses have serious consequences and can result in lost opportunities in the future.