An investigation (and allegations) of domestic assault within the home may often lead to a criminal charge. If you have been cited for as much, it is important to get information from an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney.
In addition to criminal charges, a crime related to domestic violence could also result in the issuance of a civil restraining order.
The law setting forth what constitutes the Crime of Domestic Assault --- explains that one has committed a misdemeanor if his or her intended action is to create fear of imminent physical harm or death in a family member.
According to the law a family or household members can include the following:
- Spouses and ex-spouses of the defendant
- Children and parents of the defendant
- Any person related by blood, such as siblings
- House-mates or past house-mates
- Co-parent to a child of defendant
- Pregnant woman if defendant is the alleged father
It is also a violation if he or she purposely does exact or does attempt to exact bodily harm on someone in the family.
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