Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence - Idaho

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Circumstances That Constitute Witnessing

Citation: Idaho Code § 18-918(4)

In criminal law: The term 'in the presence of a child' means in the physical presence of a child or knowing that a child is present and may see or hear an act of domestic assault or battery. For purposes of this section, 'child' means a person under age 16.

Consequences

Citation: Idaho Code § 18-918(4)

The maximum penalties provided in this section shall be doubled when the act of domestic assault or battery for which the person is convicted or pleads guilty took place in the presence of a child.