Wisconsin law defines domestic abuse as any of the following actions taken against an adult with whom the person lives with or formerly lived with, or with whom the person has a child in common:
Intentional infliction of physical pain, physical injury, or illness
Intentional impairment of physical condition
Physical act that causes the other person to reasonably fear any of the above acts
In most cases, the arrested person will be ordered to avoid the residence of the alleged victim and to avoid contacting the alleged victim for 72 hours. Violating this order can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 9 months.
Due to their nature, domestic violence cases can be complicated and emotionally charged. If you have been charged with domestic abuse, you should seek the services of an attorney right away.
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