What Are The Types of Domestic Violence?

There are all types of domestic violence charges in Washington State. Actually, domestic violence is not a crime in and of itself. Domestic violence is a designator which basically describes the relationship between the defendant and the victim in a criminal charge. There's assault domestic violence, harassment domestic violence, and malicious mischief domestic violence. Basically, domestic violence, think of it like the relationship between the defendant and the victim. That the victim of the crime is a family or household member and that's defined by law. Then an assault charge becomes assault domestic violence. If you push your dry cleaner, that's just an assault. If you push your wife, that's assault domestic violence. What's an important thing to know, is if the charge is a domestic violence charge, that increases the penalties. If you or someone you know is charged with assault domestic violence, harassment domestic violence, or any other type of domestic violence, please contact the Law Offices of Lance Fryrear right away and we'll see what we can do to make sure your case turns out how you want as soon as possible.