Is throwing something at your husband domestic battery?
If you’re like many people, you’ve been in an argument with your spouse. Maybe you’ve even gotten a little physical – or maybe you’ve picked up a dish, a coffee cup or something else and thrown it across the room at your spouse.
But is throwing something at your spouse considered domestic battery?
Here’s what you need to know.
Is Throwing Something at Your Husband Domestic Battery?
The court can convict you of domestic battery if you knowingly (which means on purpose) and without legal justification:
- Cause a household or family member bodily harm (and your husband counts as a family member)
- Make physical contact of an insulting or provoking manner with a family or household member
The state can charge you with domestic battery if you throw something at your husband – and if you’re convicted, you could be facing serious trouble.
What Happens if You’re Convicted of Throwing Something at Your Husband?
Domestic battery can be a misdemeanor or a felony. If you’re convicted of a misdemeanor for throwing something at your husband, you could be looking at up to a year in jail – and the judge can also fine you up to $2,500. If you’re convicted of a felony, the judge can sentence you to up to 3 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
Should You Talk to a Lawyer About Your Domestic Battery Charges?
If you’re accused of domestic battery, you may want to talk to an attorney. Your lawyer will answer your questions about the charges and help defend you in court.
Call us at 847-920-4540 for a free case evaluation. If it’s easier, you can also fill out the form below and we’ll get right back to you. We’ll ask about what happened and start creating a plan that gets you the best possible outcome.