What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Idaho?
This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting an order of protection.
In Idaho, domestic violence occurs when a family member (spouse, former spouse, people related by blood, marriage, or adoption), a household member (person who you currently live with, or used to live with, and people that have a child in common), or someone who you date or used to date does any of the following to you:
- physical injury;
- sexual abuse;
- forced imprisonment; or
- threatening to commit any of the above acts.*
If a protection order has been granted and the abuser (respondent) has notice, a violation of the order can be a misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine not to exceed $5,000.**
* I.C. § 39-6303(1),(3),(6)
** I.C. § 39-6312