What is Relationship Violence

RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE OFFENSES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 

            1. Dating Violence

            2. Domestic Violence

            3. Stalking

 

Relationship Violence Charges

 

1. Dating Violence

 

• Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic nature with the victim

 

2. Domestic Violence

  • Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child, or a person cohabitating with the victim.

     

    3. Stalking

  • Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to either fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or suffer substantial emotional distress.