Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.

Intimate relationship means a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both the parents of the same child regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.

If you commit any offense against another person with whom you have an intimate relationship, you have committed domestic violence. A domestic violence factual basis in your offense results in an enhanced sentence. If the factual basis in your offense involves domestic violence, you will be ordered to complete a domestic violence evaluation and all the recommended treatment. Domestic violence treatment consists of six to 12 months of treatment which must be completed as a condition of the sentence. Failure to complete domestic violence treatment will result in a revocation of probation and re-sentencing.

If you are convicted of an offense involving domestic violence, you shall be ordered to refrain from possessing or purchasing any firearm or ammunition; and you shall relinquish any firearm or ammunition in your immediate possession or control.

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