Domestic Violence

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A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the first degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the first degree and the victim is a current or former spouse, parent, child, any person with whom the defendant has a child in common, a present or former household member, or a person who has or had a dating or engagement relationship with the defendant. Domestic violence in the first degree is a Class A felony.

A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the second degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the second degree, and the victim is a current or former spouse, parent, child, any person with whom the defendant has a child in common, a present or former household member, or a person who has or had a dating or engagement relationship with the defendant.

A person commits domestic violence in the third degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the third degree; the crime of menacing; the crime of reckless endangerment; the crime of criminal coercion; or the crime of harassment and the victim is a current or former spouse, parent, child, any person with whom the defendant has a child in common, a present or former household member, or a person who has or had a dating or engagement relationship with the defendant. Domestic violence in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

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