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Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: February 12, 2020
What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in Arkansas?
This section defines domestic abuse for the purposes of getting a domestic violence order of protection.
Domestic abuse is when a family or household member commits any of the following acts against you:
- physical harm;
- bodily injury;
- the fear that physical harm, bodily injury, or assault is about to happen to you; or
- sexual conduct (of a criminal nature) whether the victim is a minor or an adult.1
1 Ark. Code § 9-15-103(3)
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