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November 13, 2019

What is the legal definition of domestic violence in Nevada?

This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting an order for protection. Domestic violence includes:

  • battery (physical violence including slapping, punching, strangulation, etc.);
  • assault (attempting to use physical force against you or intentionally placing another person in reasonable fear of immediate bodily harm);
  • coercion
  • sexual assault;
  • false imprisonment;
  • doing something with the intention of harassing you, such as:
    • arson;
    • trespassing;
    • larceny;
    • destruction of private property;
    • carrying a concealed weapon without a permit;
    • false imprisonment;
    • injuring or killing an animal;
    • stalking;
    • burglary; or
    • home invasion.1

For these acts to be considered domestic violence, you have to have a specific relationship to the person doing the act. See Who is eligible for an order of protection? for more information.

1 N.R.S. § 33.018