Legal Information: South Dakota
Updated: November 4, 2021
What is the legal definition of domestic abuse in South Dakota?
This section defines domestic violence for the purposes of getting a protection order against domestic abuse. Domestic violence in South Dakota is when a family or household member does any of the following to you:
- causes physical harm or bodily injury;
- attempts to cause physical harm or bodily injury;
- inflicts fear of imminent physical harm or bodily injury; and/or
- stalks you.1
1 SDCL § 25-10-1(1)
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