Domestic violence, depending on the specifics involved in the matter, can either be considered a criminal act or a civil one. For serious offenses, the typical punishments regarding domestic abuse are prison sentences that can range from 5 years to life.
Typically these punishments are sparked by severe abuse or cases that would precipitate other charges such as murder or rape.
For a common domestic abuse charge, the punishment associated will be a misdemeanor. In most instances of domestic violence abuse, the convicted individual will face a 24 month probation period that is depending on circumstances and the jurisdiction, either supervised or unsupervised.
All convictions will be posted as public information and restraining orders and basic rights associated with child rights will be suspended for the convicted individual.