Types Of Domestic Violence And How Bail Can Differ For Each

Posted on: 14 July 2022

There are many types of domestic violence. Of those types, there are several that are considered the main types of domestic violence. Each type may be seen differently in the eyes of the courts for bail purposes. This depends on your state and the laws regarding domestic violence in your state. If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence charges, you may want to know if a bail bond is a possibility. To understand this, you first need to understand some types of domestic violence and how they can differ. 

Physical Domestic Violence

Physical domestic violence is one of the most common forms of domestic violence. It occurs when physical harm to the person has occurred. This can range from a slap across the face to full body beatings or other bodily damage. When police are called to the scene of a physical domestic violence call, pictures of the victim and their injuries will be taken for evidence in the case. These images will be shown to the judge along with the reports of the incident. Depending on the state laws and the level of violence, a bond may be set. 

Sexual Domestic Violence

Sexual domestic violence or abuse can range across several areas. The most common is forcing a sexual act upon the victim. The misconception is that this is hard to prove if you are married or in a civil marriage relationship. For this reason, many may not be reported or reported as a simple domestic dispute. If sexual domestic violence is the charge, it may be difficult to obtain the bond amount. However, you may be able to obtain a bond if there are no other charges or if you are a first-time offender. 

Stalking Domestic Violence

When people think of stalking, they generally think of a stranger or acquaintance following them. Stalking can be online or in person and can range to different extremes. Stalking can be done to intimidate the victim into accepting different situations including blackmail-related situations or sexual situations. However, there are other levels of stalking that deal with violating a restraining order and even violating probation depending on probation rulings in place. In these cases, the severity of the stalking as well as if any restraining orders are in place, are considered before bond amounts are issued. 

If you or someone you know is facing domestic violence charges and may need to obtain a bail bond, contact your area bondsman—such as U.S. Bonding Co. They can give you an idea of how much may be required for the type of domestic violence in question. They can also inform you about failure to appear and bail bonds related to failure to appear.