What is Domestic Assault?
A domestic assault is really an assault, but it’s committed, or alleged to have been committed, against someone in your home. Either a spouse, or a sibling, a domestic partner. That’s the only difference between a domestic assault and a typical assault. One of the key things though, to domestic assaults that you have to keep in mind, are the punishments. If you’re found guilty, there are things that are going to happen that are not going to happen in a simple assault. Primarily, you would lose your right to own or possess a firearm under federal law if you’re convicted of a domestic assault. And there are some other differences, but mainly what makes a domestic assault different is simply the person who makes the allegation. If you have been charged with domestic assault there are many things you need to keep in mind.