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September 2, 2022

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 or household member or someone you have dated does any of the following to you:

  • causes a physical injury;
  • commits sexual abuse;
  • commits forced imprisonment; or
  • threatens to commit any of the above acts.1

1 I.C. § 39-6303(1), (3), (6)

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