Laws passed in 2014 have changed the consequences for domestic violence, even when no arrest is made. "Domestic violence is defined as intentional infliction of physical pain, injury or illness or an act that may cause another person to fear imminent danger of those things." Under the Wisconsin statute 968.075, a law enforcement officer shall arrest and take a person into custody if: "The officer has a reasonable basis for believing that continued domestic abuse against the alleged victim is likely."
A 31-year-old Wisconsin woman was taken into custody after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend. She was charged with a felony count of domestic violence for causing injuries with a dangerous weapon. Janesville officers reportedly received a call to attend to a domestic incident at about 9:30 p.m., and, upon arrival, they came across a man who had suffered stab wounds. He was taken for medical treatment at a hospital, but the two wounds were in his arm and not life-threatening. He was released after treatment.
Domestic violence in Wisconsin basically boils down to four different types of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional and economic. Physical and sexual abuse are likely the most common forms of domestic violence that are alleged against individuals. Physical abuse refers to any type of physical behavior inflicted violently on another individual, such as hitting, biting and shoving, while sexual abuse refers to sexual behavior or contact that occurs with an individual who did not provide his or her consent.
Wisconsin residents may be aware that the month of April has been reserved for raising awareness for sexual assault. This is important because it is something that affects many people. In fact, one in five women and one in 16 men are expected to be victims of sexual assault during their college years alone. However, many fail to see those accused of domestic violence as victims, but some of the accused are victims as well.
Battery is a classification of criminal charge that involves some sort of physical harm or threat of physical harm to an alleged victim. Within that realm, such actions that happen between family members or those living together can result in domestic violence charges. Wisconsin residents may think they know what constitutes domestic battery but they may not be correct. For example, actual physical harm does not need to result for law enforcement to get involved.
Prominent sports figures in America should be aware that their actions are under constant scrutiny, ultimately reflecting on their reputation and their ability to withstand super stardom. Wisconsin residents, as well as the general public are often quick to overlook the fact that sports stars are also people who have issues and may make mistakes. One bad decision can lead to severe consequences, even for people in the spotlight.
People who are involved in a domestic relationship may have a verbal fight once and awhile. In fact, it is fairly common for couples to bicker with one another. However, when the altercation turns physical, someone may be arrested on domestic violence charges. Earlier this year, the Governor of Wisconsin approved three bills that will ultimately strengthen laws involving domestic violence, according to a report published in Twincities.com.
Countless studies show that domestic violence offenders who possess a firearm are likely to use it during a heated dispute. Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense or who has a restraining order against them from possessing a gun. This law specifies that using any type of physical force against another person in a domestic relationship is an act of violence. In addition to the federal law, Wisconsin has its own state laws regarding domestic violence.
Crimes of passion and domestic violence can occur when strong feelings are involved in a relationship. While the majority of these crimes involve female victims and male perpetrators, there are instances where a female acts out in a criminal way against her significant other. Often times, these situations stem from jealousy, or a feeling of rejection. It is said that many domestic violence crimes involving women as the perpetrators go unreported in Wisconsin. There are some instances where a criminal act of domestic violence cannot go unnoticed.
People in high ranking positions often bring their refined career skills into their personal relationships. For some Wisconsin residents, it may be hard to separate an intense and stressful work environment from their home life. In some situations, advanced skill sets can give an individual an advantage in life. However, these skills are not always used for good purposes.