A Domestic Violence case can come up when someone is harmed, either by accident or through intentional injury, and somebody else may be legally responsible.
You’ll likely be charged with domestic violence as opposed to assault and battery if the police alleged you caused physical harm or offered to cause physical harm to a household member. South Carolina defines a household member as a spouse, former spouse, persons who have a child in common, or a male and female who are cohabiting or formerly cohabited. If you’re charged with domestic violence you’ll likely have a no victim contact condition placed on your bond and you may be subject to GPS monitoring or house arrest.
Domestic Violence is a serious charge. You may also be served with a family court hearing request for an Order of Protection against you. It’s important you call a lawyer immediately and refrain from giving any statements until you’ve spoken to a criminal defense lawyer. If you’re convicted of domestic violence, federal law prohibits you from legally possessing a firearm.