Domestic abuse and violence offences are not governed by separate laws. Many standard offences can be considered domestic violence if they have been committed against a partner, former partner or family member. Many domestic assault matters are prosecuted under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. Offences like criminal damage and breach of a restraining order can also be considered domestic violence if they fulfil the criteria above. If your case is determined to be domestic violence it can be harder to get bail or you may be given more restrictive bail conditions.