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Different alleged conduct may constitute domestic violence

Domestic violence is a common theme of police dramas and other programs that sensationalize the discord that some families experience within the confines of their own homes. Interactions between Tennessee spouses, parents, children and other close relations can become heated and when they do allegations of domestic violence may arise. This post will touch on some of the ways that a person may allege domestic violence under the laws of the state.

Domestic violence, also called domestic assault, may be based on an alleged physical injury inflicted on one person by another. In order for an alleged injury to form the basis of a domestic violence claim, a familial relationship between the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim must exist. If it is not, then the alleged incident may form the basis of a general assault claim.

Domestic assault does not have to actually involve physical contact. Domestic assault may occur if an alleged victim has a reasonable fear for their safety. Also, a domestic assault does not have to be violent; if a reasonable person would consider the contact between the alleged perpetrator and alleged victim to be offensive then a domestic assault may have occurred.

As previously discussed on this blog, claims of domestic violence or domestic assault can tear at the fabric of a family. Such cases should be managed with care by professionals who understand that these criminal matters have family law repercussions as well. It is therefore in the interest of individuals accused of domestic assault or violence understand the charges they face, and how to counter them.

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