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Domestic Violence Question

Why is it a misdemeanor? If you research the topic the facts are quite frightening.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Feb. 7, 2010 in Relationships

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  • There are two types of crimes, "categories", worst are felonies, then misdemenors..etc.For example, if someone shoplifts, it's a misdemnor, if the amount is over 500 in some states it can cross into felony. Of course, killings, rapes, etc. are felonies...as far as crimes, its all depending on how severe the crime was, as to what its categorized under.
    Jeda624

    Answer by Jeda624 at 12:38 AM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Aggravated assault can be a felony so DV can escalate to a felony status. I believe the basic charge of DV is a misdemeanor and they can add additional charges such as the aggravated assault or felony battery. The more charges they can file the better chances of getting a conviction.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:50 AM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Oh and obviously it's best to have nothing on your record, some employers forgive or understand some misdemenors depending on the reason, but felonies pretty much screw you for life. If you're charged with something but it gets dismissed, it'll still show on your bground check that you were "charged" or suspected of it, just not convicted, but you can get the charges sealed if they've been dismissed or dropped
    Jeda624

    Answer by Jeda624 at 12:54 AM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • In the US it can be either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the assault or injuries.

    In Canada where I live and work there is no differentiation and I know the police take dv situations very seriously. The courts are the ones who don't always continue that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Feb. 7, 2010

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