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Updated: 
November 17, 2020

6-2-510. Domestic assault

(a) A household member is guilty of domestic assault if, having the present ability to do so, he unlawfully attempts to cause bodily injury to another household member.
(b) Domestic assault is punishable as follows:
(i) By imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both;
(ii) By imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both, if the person has previously been convicted of domestic assault or if the person has previously been convicted of the following or similar offense against another household member:
(A) Domestic battery under W.S. 6-2-511;
(B) Simple assault under W.S. 6-2-501(a);
(C) Battery under W.S. 6-2-501(b);
(D) Aggravated assault and battery under W.S. 6-2-502;
(E) Child abuse under W.S. 6-2-503;
(F) Reckless endangering under W.S. 6-2-504.
(G) Unlawful contact under W.S. 6-2-501(g);
(H) Strangulation of a household member under W.S. 6-2-509;
(J) Kidnapping under W.S. 6-2-201;
(K) Felonious restraint under W.S. 6-2-202; or
(M) False imprisonment under W.S. 6-2-203.
(c) If a person sentenced under paragraph (b)(i) or (ii) of this section is placed on probation, the court may, notwithstanding any other provision of law, impose a term of probation exceeding the maximum one (1) year imprisonment, provided the term of probation, including extensions, shall not exceed three (3) years.
(d) As used in this section:
(i) “Convicted” means a person has been convicted upon a plea of guilty or no contest or has been found guilty;
(ii) “Household member” means as defined in W.S. 35-21-102;
(iii) “Similar offense” means a substantially similar law of this or any other state, tribe or territory.