If things get out of hand with your partner or one of your relatives, you may be facing domestic violence charges.

 

These types of charges don’t just come from a physical altercation or an injury, though. In fact, you don’t have to touch someone in order to be arrested for domestic assault.

 

That may sound crazy, but it comes down to the legal definition of assault in our state.

 

What Does “Assault” Really Mean?

 

Assault, according to Florida law, is committed when someone threatens another person and gives the victim reason to fear imminent …