Assaulting a roommate falls under the umbrella of domestic violence, even if you don’t have a sexual relationship, and even if you’ve never had a sexual relationship.
That said, the District Attorney isn’t likely to treat every fistfight between roommates as a domestic violence event.
Many factors will be considered, including the gender of the parties, the nature of their relationship, whether there are children in the home, and so on.
If you have been charged with domestic violence after an altercation with a roommate, or worry that the DA will choose to file the case that way, get help fast.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino are experienced criminal defense attorneys who know how to structure a case to push back against domestic violence charges.
Call us today at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.