Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence - Alabama

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Circumstances That Constitute Witnessing

Citation: Ala. Code § 13A-6-130

In criminal law: An act of domestic violence is committed 'in the presence of a child' when the child was in a position to see or hear the act.

Consequences

Citation: Ala. Code § 13A-6-130

The minimum term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be doubled without consideration of probation, parole, good time credits, or any reduction in time if the offense was committed in the presence of a child who is younger than age 14 at the time of the offense and who is the victim's child or stepchild, the defendant's child or stepchild, or who is a child residing in or visiting the household of the victim or defendant.