Many of you may have heard of the word domestic violence, but only really understands what it is about and the context on the parameters it is committed and how it is regulated. As a starter to know a study this topic in-depth, one must know what it really is.
Domestic violence means inducing harm to someone whom you have a domestic relationship with. When you say domestic, it does not necessarily contain or restrict the said offense for those who are connected by affinity or consanguinity. It encompasses everyone whom who have a relationship with. May it be your child, your wife or husband, your parent to your house or roommate; it can qualify as domestic violence depending on the place of jurisdiction the act was committed. The place matters, for different states have different regulations for it.
When we say domestic violence, it is commonly related to be being a felony or a misdemeanor offense.
What is a misdemeanor domestic violence?
When we say misdemeanor domestic violence, it is an offense that is not very serious or aggravated, and is commonly punished with lighter verdict. It commonly takes 6-12 months’ imprisonment and a fine of not less than $6,000. How can it be considered just a misdemeanor and not be charged by a more serious offense? In the United States, those under Penal Code 273.5 are commonly classified or charged as misdemeanors if injuries inflicted are not as aggravated that warrants it to be charged under the felony category. You can be charged with this offense if you have committed battery against the accuser or anyone that may warrant you as the accused.
Why should it be avoided?
Domestic violence is getting prevalent and common nowadays. If you will observe the streets, it is more of becoming like a common happening and a regular eyesight that everyone turns a blind eye on. This breeds the young to think that it is okay to do that. Sometimes, it even starts at home. The young one are brought up to this, thinking that hitting someone, even a woman, is okay, because the people that surrounds them in the very place where they should be safe and be taught with the proper disposition shows them that it is okay to do it.
It may not only wreck a child’s values, but it may also wreck a home, even a country. Imagine being with a society where everyone sees violence as normal. Start acting now.