Idaho Domestic Violence In The Presence Of A Child

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Idaho Domestic Violence In the Presence 

Domestic Violence Offense that are committed "in the presence of a child" are treated severely and carry large potential punishments. This crime can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Even if it is charged as a misdemeanor, it should not be taken lightly as a conviction will included counseling/education, fines, and jail.

What Does"In the Presence of a Child" Mean? 

“In the presence of a child” means in the physical presence of a child or knowing that a child is present (nearby) and may see or hear an act of domestic assault or battery.

A “child” for these purposes is a person under sixteen (16) years of age.

  1. The child does not actually have to be present during the event, only in the area or in the house.
  2. The child does not have to be old enough to comprehend what is taking place.

Penalties For an Idaho Domestic Violence In The Presence Conviction

The maximum penalties are doubled where the crime is committed in the presence of a child.

Call Schofield and Young To Discuss Your Case 

If you have been charged with domestic violence in the presence of a child, call us to discuss your case. You have too much on the line to take on the system by yourself.

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