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In Washington, a person who commits a violent or threatening crime such as rape, stalking, trespass, or burglary against someone in his or her family or household has committed domestic violence. Assault and reckless endangerment between family and household members is also considered domestic violence.
The following is a brief overview of individuals who fall under the category of household members:
Adults who live together.
Spouses, or former spouses.
People who have children together.
Adults related by blood.
Washington State criminal penalties for domestic violence related crimes are divided into two general categories: (Misdemeanor or Gross Misdemeanor) and Felonies.
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