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Updated: 
March 29, 2017

What is the legal definition of dating violence in Utah?

For the purposes of getting a dating violence protective order, you must be the victim of dating violence or abuse by a dating partnerDating violence is when your dating partner commits:


  • any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm; or
  • any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm against you.*

Abuse by a dating partner is defined as:


  • causing or attempting to cause you physical harm; or
  • placing you in reasonable fear of imminent (oncoming) physical harm.**

* UT ST § 78B-7-402(4)

** UT ST § 78B-7-402(1)