Even if you do not qualify for a protection order, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have a protection order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
If the abuser has misused technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Idaho that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:
- Aggravated assault
- Aggravated battery
- Domestic violence
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Child custody interference
- Video voyeurism
- Use of telephone to annoy, terrify, threaten, intimidate, harass or offend
- Malicious harassment
- Stalking (1st and 2nd degree)
- Interception and disclosure of wire, electronic or oral communications prohibited
- False personation
- Intimidation by false assertion of authority
- Misappropriation of personal identifying information
- Acquisition of personal identifying information by false authority.
The Idaho Office of the Attorney General provides information on victims’ rights and services. You can also call them at (888) 334-4547.
For information on victims’ compensation in Idaho, visit the Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program website, or contact them by telephone at 800-950-2110.
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our ID Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff’s department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.