Idaho Domestic Battery
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Idaho Domestic Violence Charges - Domestic Battery
If you have been arrested and charged with a Domestic Violence Offense, it is important that vigorously defend yourself. Idaho's domestic violence laws can be complex and severe. You need to understand the charges against you and what your legal rights are.
It is illegal to commit the crime of Battery on anyone but the crime is enhanced when the victim is a household member or the parties are in a romantic relationship.
Battery is defined as any unwanted touching of one person by another. This can be a push, a punch, a slap, or something as small as poking another with a finger. It does not have to cause physical harm or an injury. For more information see: Battery.
What is the Difference Between Felony Domestic Battery and Misdemeanor Domestic Battery?
Domestic battery can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor in Idaho. The classification depends on the facts of the case and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Felony Domestic Battery
Any household member who inflicts a traumatic injury upon any other household member may be charged and convicted of a felony. A felony domestic battery conviction is punishable by imprisonment for a term not to exceed ten (10) years, by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both fine and imprisonment.
Misdemeanor Domestic Battery
A household member who commits an assault or battery on another household member that does not result in traumatic injury may be found guilty of a misdemeanor domestic violence. A first misdemeanor conviction is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed six (6) months, or both.
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