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),
- Using force or threats to make you do something that you don’t want to do or to not let you do something that you do want to do,
- Sexual assault,
- Doing one or more of these acts with the intent to harass you:
- Destruction of private property,
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit,
- False imprisonment,
- Injuring or killing an animal,
- Illegally entering your home when you are not there or forcing his/her way into your home against your will in a way that may cause you harm.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