I agree with you alioop. Thank you, as always, for your comments, they are really helpful in trying to understand the legal interpretations and implications. However, I'd like to add that there is a great deal more recognition being given of late to the impact of psychological, gas lighting and emotional abuse as being part of DV, even in the absence of evidence of verbal or physical violence. I truly hope this is factored into the sentencing consideration. I think this aspect of psychological abuse was evidenced in the trial.