When assault, battery, criminal threats, or other violent crimes are committed against an "intimate partner" or former intimate partner, there are sentencing enhancements that apply upon a conviction.
Child abuse and child endangerment or neglect, elder abuse, and a number of other specific offenses also fall into this general category of "domestic violence."
At The Law Office of Raoul Severo, we understand how common it is for people to be falsely accused of this type of crime. And we know the social stigma associated with domestic violence charges can be as devastating as the actual penalties. We will fight tenaciously from day one to protect your future and your reputation and win your domestic violence defense case.