Legal Statutes: District of Columbia
UPDATED September 16, 2015
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- Chapter 14. Human Rights.
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- Chapter 10. Proceedings Regarding Interfamily Offenses
- Subchapter I. Interfamily Proceedings Generally.
- Subchapter III. Domestic Violence.
- Subchapter IV. Interstate Enforcement Of Domestic Violence Protection Orders; Uniform Law.
- Subchapter V. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.
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- Chapter 18. General Offenses.
- Chapter 20. Kidnapping.
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- Chapter 30. Sexual Abuse.
- Subchapter II. Sex Offenses.
- Chapter 30A. Non-Consensual Pornography.
- Chapter 31A. Stalking
- Chapter 33. Trespass; Injuries to Property.
- Chapter 35A. Voyeurism.
- Chapter 35B. Fines for Criminal Offenses.
- Subtitle VI. Regulation and Possession of Weapons.
- Chapter 45. Weapons and Possession of Weapons.
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- Title 42. Real Property.
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- Chapter 35. Rental Housing Generally
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- Division VIII. General Laws.
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- Chapter 1. Unemployment Compensation.
- Subchapter I. General.
- Part B. Domestic Violence.
Subchapter V. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.
back to top§ 16-1051. Definitions.
For purposes of this subchapter, the term:
(1) "Board" means the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.
(2) "District" means the District of Columbia.
(3) "Domestic violence fatality" means:
(A) A homicide under any of the following circumstances:
(i) The alleged perpetrator and victim resided together at any time;
(ii) The alleged perpetrator and victim have a child in common;
(iii) The alleged perpetrator and victim were married, divorced, separated, or had a romantic relationship, not necessarily including a sexual relationship;
(iv) The alleged perpetrator is or was married to, divorced, or separated from, or in a romantic relationship, not necessarily including a sexual relationship, with a person who is or was married to, divorced, or separated from, or in a romantic relationship, not necessarily including a sexual relationship, with the victim;
(v) The alleged perpetrator had been stalking the victim;
(vi) The victim filed a petition for a protective order against the alleged perpetrator at any time;
(vii) The victim resided in the same household, was present at the workplace of, was in proximity of, or was related by blood or affinity to a person who experienced or was threatened with domestic violence by the alleged perpetrator; or
(viii) The victim or the perpetrator was or is a child, parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or cousin of a person in a relationship that is described within this subsection.
(B) A suicide of an individual where there were implications that the individual was the victim of domestic violence prior to his or her suicide, including the following circumstances:
(i) The victim had applied for or received a protection order within the 2-year period preceding the suicide;
(ii) The victim had undergone counseling or treatment as a result of being the victim of domestic violence within the 2-year period preceding the suicide; or
(iii) The victim had reported to the police that he or she had been the victim of domestic violence within the 2-year period preceding the suicide.
(4) "Protection order" means an injunction or other order, whether temporary or final, issued by a tribunal for the purpose of preventing violent or threatening acts or harassment against, contact or communication with, or physical proximity to, another individual.
(Apr. 11, 2003, D.C. Law 14-296, § 2(c), 50 DCR 320.)