Domestic Abuse Battery Affects All Ages
The Best of Times|January 2021
Every day in court, dockets are being filled with do-mestic abuse battery cases.
Judge Jeff Cox

In fact, in reading recent newspaper articles, we have seen where domestic disputes have escalated to shootings of one spouse or the other, or other household members who live in the home. A portion of cases involve spouses that get into an argument with each other and an altercation starts between them. In some cases, elderly parents are involved in situations where a child or caregiver is the person who is alleged to have done the battery to the elderly parent. Although other crimes can be charged if a caregiver or child abuses an elderly person, a battery can be charged if the elderly person was battered. In all cases, the court takes a serious stance on these types of crimes due to consequences that may arise out of a domestic abuse situation.

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