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This means that as long as the parties met the definition of “intimate partners” as defined above (which includes being married, divorced, separated, living together or formerly living together, having children in common, dating or formerly dating) of the battery, the defendant may be convicted of this charge.
"Battery domestic violence" (abbreviated "BDV") occurs when someone uses unlawful physical force against his/her relative or current or former spouse or dating partner.
The second element is that the use of the force or violence was willful.
“Willful” means that the individual had the willingness or desire to use force.
The pattern of behavior by the offender can be the same as that of a domestic violence offender, the difference being that the parties do not and have not lived together or shared children.
Crimes pertaining to domestic and dating violence include any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death.