Felony And Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

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.

What is the Difference a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

Domestic violence crimes can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The classification depends on the facts of the case and the prior criminal history of the defendant.


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.


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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