Domestic Violence Assault (4th Degree) for Parental Discipline
RESULT | Not Guilty at Trial
A hard-working, law-abiding man was charged with assault for disciplining his teenage step-children at their mother’s request. The man used other progressive forms of discipline before resorting to hitting the children with his belt. Despite photos showing injuries to both teenagers, the man was found not guilty because the jury agreed that he was using reasonable parental discipline.