State Domestic Violence Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed June 20, 2016
Domestic violence is, unfortunately, one of the more common reasons why police may end up at a citizen's home. Although the offense is heard about often, it has widely varying definitions and application depending on the state involved. Please choose a state from the map or the list below for state-specific definitions and statutes for domestic violence laws, plus in depth overviews of select states' domestic violence offenses, penalties, and more.
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