If you are charged with battery or domestic violence, the consequences could be much more severe than in any regular assault case. Domestic violence charges tend to be much more serious due to intimate relationships involved and criminal lawyers who specialize in domestic violence cases know all too well about additional complications related to these types of charges; such as how it could impact child custody arrangements and family law issues as well as restrict the accused person’s employment prospects more severely than otherwise.

Domestic violence refers to any pattern of abusive behavior within any intimate or romantic relationship that involves one partner attempting to control another partner through physical, sexual, emotional or economic means – such as manipulating finances or damaging property – as well as psychological forms of control such as scaring, intimidating, isolating, humiliating, coercion or threats made against their victim(s).

Assault is defined by criminal code more generally. It often involves unwanted contact between two people that results in injury or fear for immediate harm; its definition varies by state; typically unwanted contact must result in some minor physical harm to be considered an assault offense; although in many states convicted assaulters must cause physical injury themselves. According to many laws that define assault as any nonconsensual contact that can harm, including grabbing, kicking or pushing actions taken without consent (i.e. nonconsensual and harmful contact such as these actions); charges could result even without physical contact occurring between two people as long as some form of nonconsensual harmful contact such as this – with results being charged and possibly even though physical injuries result.

Assault charges may range from misdemeanor to felony depending on the nature and extent of injuries sustained and intent behind their commission. Some states impose additional charges such as use of weapons as aggravators in such instances of assault.

Assault and battery are usually combined into one charge known as “assault with battery.” A battery charge may range from misdemeanor to felony status, and penalties are generally similar in both instances; however, different prosecutors typically prosecute these cases; domestic violence matters often have special prosecutors assigned who specialize in such situations while assault charges typically go before regular district attorney offices for prosecution.

However, people can sometimes be charged with both assault and domestic violence at once; however this occurs very rarely. Prosecutors do not always dismiss domestic violence cases when victims no longer wish to pursue charges, because these situations often go deeper than simple bar fights or football game incidents and should be taken seriously. It is crucial that anyone facing domestic or battery charges seek advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer; their results could have lasting ramifications on your life.