Minnesota has some very tough assault laws on the books, some of the toughest in the entire country. That’s why if you’ve been charged with domestic assault, you may be looking at some serious consequences.
If you’ve been charged with domestic assault, you may have a lot of questions. Here’s what you need to know.What Is Domestic Assault?
In Minnesota, assault is defined as purposefully inflicting or trying to inflict bodily harm on someone else—or acting in a way that purposefully places them in fear of bodily harm or death. It becomes domestic assault when this is perpetrated against a member of the household or family member.
Family or household members are defined by law to be: