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Laws current as of
January 9, 2024

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;
  • multiple acts (a “course of conduct”) that are committed with the intention of harassing you. The acts include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
    • 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