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If there is any kind of violent act or even the threat of a violent act between two people who are involved in a relationship, then it’s considered domestic violence. These relationships could range from a parent and a child to roommates. Many of the victims of domestic violence are girlfriends of the person who is charged with the crime. Harassment, sexual assault, and strangulation are among the actions that take place in domestic violence situations when a girlfriend and significant other are involved. If a girlfriend makes a claim against you about any kind of domestic violence act, then officers are often quick to make an arrest and ask questions later. This means that you should have an attorney in mind to contact so that you can provide a clear statement about what happened when you go to court. If you are convicted of domestic violence, then the consequences can be severe including several years in prison and high fines.

One domestic violence charge that is among the most common is disorderly conduct. An example would be getting into an argument with your girlfriend while you are in a public place and someone sees the incident. You could then be charged with domestic violence because your girlfriend, who is a female, is the victim. Disorderly conduct involves any act that is performed in public, such as loud arguing, cursing, or committing any kind of threatening behavior against the other person. Keep in mind that disorderly conduct is a violation instead of a felony or misdemeanor, but you usually still need to go to court to settle the charges against you.

If at any time you act in an annoying manner toward your girlfriend after being told to stop, then you can be charged with harassment as a part of domestic violence. These acts include following your girlfriend, shoving, or striking in any way. Aggravated harassment involves making phone calls, sending letters, or sending repeated emails among other activities that are done so in a repetitive manner after being told to stop. Sexual abuse and misconduct can also be included in domestic violence charges. These charges can include forcing your girlfriend to engage in sexual acts that she does not want to take part in or having sex with your girlfriend after she says no, which can constitute as rape if penetration occurs. If penetration does not occur, then you would likely be charged with sexual abuse. If your girlfriend tells you no, is mentally incapable of denying sex, or is physically incapable of denying sex and you still force her to commit the act, then you can be charged with rape and domestic violence. Endangerment is also considered domestic violence because you put your girlfriend’s life in danger because of an act that you commit. A common type of domestic violence is stalking. This included online stalking and even approaching family members or friends to get information about her. Any action that causes your girlfriend fear can usually be constituted as domestic violence in the state.

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