What is Domestic Violence?


The law defines “domestic violence” as

An act or acts of violence or threatened act of violence or any crime or violation committed against a person or against property directed toward:

  • a person with whom the offender is involved or has been involved in a dating relationship; or
  • a family or household member by a family or household member.

A threatened act of violence can have a very wide range of meanings. One example of many would be if you were to get into an argument with your spouse and threw a Q-tip at them angrily this could actually be Domestic Violence.

Family or Household member defined by law:

  • Persons 18 years of age or older who are
  • Spouses and former spouses
  • Parents or stepparents
  • Children or stepchildren
  • Persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past
  • Persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or who have lived together at any time

Dating relationship defined by las is a social relationship of a romantic nature.
Factors that decide if a dating relationship exist can include:

  • nature of the relationship;
  • length of time the relationship existed;
  • frequency of interaction between the parties; and,
  • amount of time since termination of the relationship, if applicable.

If you or a loved has been charged with Domestic Battery the consequences could be severe and life altering. Call Vincent Rivera to schedule a free consultation immediately at (913) 210-0844

determining whether a conviction is a first, second, third or subsequent conviction

Conviction includes

  • being convicted of a violation of K.S.A. 21-3412a, prior to its repeal, this section or entering into a diversion or deferred judgment agreement in lieu of further criminal proceedings on a complaint alleging a violation of this section
  • being convicted of a violation of a law of another state, or an ordinance of any city, or resolution of any county, which prohibits the acts that this section prohibits or entering into a diversion or deferred judgment agreement in lieu of further criminal proceedings in a case alleging a violation of such law, ordinance or resolution;

If you or a loved has been charged with Domestic Battery the consequences could be severe and life altering. Call Vincent Rivera to schedule a free consultation immediately at (913) 210-0844

Rivera Law, LLC
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas, KS 66061
(913) 210-0844

Vincent Rivera specializes in Criminal Defense, Felony, Domestic Violence and Assault & Battery.

Rivera Law, LLC represents clients in Johnson County and Wyandotte County, Kansas including cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Leavenworth and Douglas.

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Rivera Law, LLC
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas, KS 66061
(913) 210-0844

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