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November 19, 2020

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 partner. Dating 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.1

Abuse by a dating partner is defined as:

  • causing or attempting to cause you physical harm; or
  • placing you in reasonable fear of imminent physical harm.2

1 UT ST § 78B-7-102
2 UT ST § 78B-7-102(1)