What is the legal definition of domestic violence?
Domestic violence includes but is not limited to any one of the following crimes when committed by 1 family or household member against another:
- Assault
- Reckless endangerment
- Burglary
-Criminal trespass
- Malicious mischief
- Kidnapping
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Violation of a Restraining Order, No Contact Order, Protection Order
- Stalking

A family or household member is defined as:
- Spouse, former spouse, persons who have a child in common
- Adult persons related by blood or marriage
- Adult persons who presently (or in the past) reside(d) together
- Persons 16 years and older who have or had a dating relationship
- Persons who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship

Show All Answers

1. What is domestic violence?
2. What is the legal definition of domestic violence?
3. What is a criminal no contact order?
4. What is an order for protection?
5. What is an anti-harassment order?
6. Can domestic violence charges be dropped?
7. Why did the police make an arrest?
8. Is it a crime to interfere with a 911 call?