Domestic violence charges typically arise from a person inflicting abuse on a person close to them, like a spouse or family member. Someone who is charged with domestic violence could face jail time, license revocation, and loss of child custody. Domestic violence abuse can take many forms. Here are three of the most common forms and the basics of getting an order of protection.
This is one of the best known forms of what is considered domestic violence. Physical harm like hitting, scratching, and choking all constitute physical domestic violence. Other behaviors like withholding medications, forcing a person to injure himself or herself,