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Domestic Violence

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Be advised that you can be charged with a crime labeled with domestic violence even if you do not hit your partner with whom you have an intimate relationship.  Domestic violence is an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom you are or have been involved in an intimate relationship.  Domestic violence includes any other crime against a person or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation 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.  For example, if you harm your girlfriend's dog in an effort to exercise control over her or as an act of revenge, you can be charged with a crime labeled with domestic violence. 

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