Dating violence laws

28-May-2019 18:25

"It's very complicated, trying to find a balance between a victim's rights and parents' right to know."Kristina Korobov, an attorney with National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women, said it's sometimes crucial for teens to be able to seek protective orders on their own.

They may have strained relations with their parents or come from a home where domestic violence already is occurring.

Domestic violence laws in Alabama prohibit certain acts of physical violence between an aggressor and a victim, including a parent and child, husband and wife, and couples in a dating or engagement relationship.

The crime of domestic violence can carry serious penalties.

A defendant convicted of domestic violence in the first degree is guilty of a Class A felony, which carries a maximum of life or 99 years in prison.

Defendants who have prior convictions for first-degree domestic violence must serve a minimum of one year in prison for subsequent first-degree domestic violence convictions before being released on probation or parole, or receiving a reduction in prison time for good behavior.

A person violating a domestic violence order is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; a second conviction for violating a domestic violence order requires a minimum of 30 days in jail, and third and subsequent convictions mandate a minimum of 120 days in jail.

If you are facing domestic violence charges in Alabama, you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who regularly handles such cases.

"There's definitely a lack of awareness about the prevalence of abuse among teens in their relationships."Break the Cycle contends that all young people over 12 should have the right to petition for protection on their own behalf and that domestic violence protection orders should be available even against abusers who are minors.

If the defendant is subject to a protective order (such as a restraining order) and violates it by committing domestic violence in the first or second degree, the minimum prison term authorized by law is doubled.

A defendant who violates a protective order by committing third-degree domestic violence must serve a minimum of thirty days in jail.

A lawyer will protect your interests every step of the way, as well as represent you in court if your case goes to trial.

Only a handful of states have responded to teen dating violence with laws enabling the youthful victims to obtain protection orders on equal terms with adults, an advocacy group says in a new national survey.

"There's definitely a lack of awareness about the prevalence of abuse among teens in their relationships."Break the Cycle contends that all young people over 12 should have the right to petition for protection on their own behalf and that domestic violence protection orders should be available even against abusers who are minors.

If the defendant is subject to a protective order (such as a restraining order) and violates it by committing domestic violence in the first or second degree, the minimum prison term authorized by law is doubled.

A defendant who violates a protective order by committing third-degree domestic violence must serve a minimum of thirty days in jail.

A lawyer will protect your interests every step of the way, as well as represent you in court if your case goes to trial.

Only a handful of states have responded to teen dating violence with laws enabling the youthful victims to obtain protection orders on equal terms with adults, an advocacy group says in a new national survey.

Domestic violence in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor, which carries up to a year in jail.