Definitions of Domestic Violence - Idaho
Defined in Domestic Violence Civil Laws
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 39-6303
'Domestic violence' means the physical injury, sexual abuse, or forced imprisonment or threat thereof of a family or household member, of a minor child by a person with whom the minor child has had or is having a dating relationship, or of an adult by a person with whom the adult has had or is having a dating relationship.
Defined in Child Abuse Reporting and Child Protection Laws
This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.
Defined in Criminal Laws
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 18-918
'Traumatic injury' means a condition of the body, such as a wound or external or internal injury, whether of a minor or serious nature, caused by physical force.
Any household member who, in committing a battery as defined in § 18-903, inflicts a traumatic injury upon any other household member is guilty of a felony.
A household member who commits an assault, as defined in § 18-901, against another household member that does not result in traumatic injury is guilty of a misdemeanor domestic assault.
A household member who commits a battery, as defined in § 18-903, against another household member that does not result in traumatic injury is guilty of a misdemeanor domestic battery.
Persons Included in the Definition
Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 39-6303; 18-918
In civil law: 'Family member' means spouses, former spouses, and persons related by blood, adoption, or marriage.
'Household member' means persons who reside or have resided together and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time.
'Dating relationship,' for the purposes of this chapter, is defined as a social relationship of a romantic nature. Factors that the court may consider in making this determination include the following:
- The nature of the relationship
- The length of time the relationship has existed
- The frequency of interaction between the parties
- The time since termination of the relationship, if applicable
In criminal law: 'Household member' means a person who is a spouse, former spouse, or a person who has a child in common regardless of whether they have been married, or a person with whom a person is cohabiting, whether or not they have married or have held themselves out to be husband or wife.