One of the most commonly charged crimes in Nebraska is domestic violence cases involving a domestic assault. The degree of a domestic assault charge determines whether it is a misdemeanor or felony. Whether the charge is in the first, second, or third-degree depends on factors such as: Whether the victim suffered bodily injury; The severity of the victim’s injuries; and Whether the accused used a dangerous instrument to harm the victim. Domestic assault applies when the victim is the accused’s “intimate partner.” An intimate partner includes: Spouses, Former spouses, People who have a child together, and People who were previously
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