Dating abuse crosses all age groups, races, cultures, religions, educational and employment backgrounds.is manipulation by your partner to dictate who you see, and meet, even who you email, and text.These crimes are classified as Class B felonies, carrying up to 20 years in prison.For second and subsequent convictions for second-degree domestic violence, the defendant must serve at least six months in custody before being released on probation or parole, or receiving credit for good behavior.A defendant charged with domestic violence may assert self-defense, arguing that the alleged victim was really the aggressor.A defendant may also argue that the underlying offense, such as assault, was not proven, or that the defendant and victim were not in one of the relationships protected by the domestic violence statutes.
Dating abuse is a controlling pattern of negative behaviors.
These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship.
But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.
Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.
Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling.
However, if the defendant and victim were dating or were engaged, they must have been in the relationship within ten months of the offense.