Legal Information: North Dakota
Updated: September 23, 2021
What is the legal definition of domestic violence in North Dakota?
This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting a domestic violence protection order.
North Dakota law defines domestic violence as when a family or household member:
- physically harms you;
- causes you bodily injury;
- physically forces you into sexual activity;
- assaults you; or
- puts you in fear of immediate physical harm, bodily injury, physically forced sexual activity, or assault.1
1 N.D. Code § 14-07.1-01(2)
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