Definitions of Domestic Violence - Nevada

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Defined in Domestic Violence Civil Laws

Citation: Rev. Stat § 33.018

'Domestic violence' occurs when a person commits one of the following acts against or upon any person listed below:

  • Assault or battery
  • Coercion pursuant to § 207.190
  • Sexual assault
  • A knowing, purposeful, or reckless course of conduct intended to harass the other, including, but not limited to any of the following:
    • Stalking
    • Arson
    • Trespassing
    • Larceny
    • Destruction of private property
    • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
    • Injuring or killing an animal
    • Burglary
    • Invasion of the home
  • False imprisonment
  • Pandering

Defined in Child Abuse Reporting and Child Protection Laws

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 432B.330(3)

A child may be in need of protection if the death of a parent of the child is or may be the result of an act by the other parent that constitutes domestic violence pursuant to § 33.018.

Defined in Criminal Laws

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 217.400

The term 'domestic violence' means the following:

  • The attempt to cause or the causing of bodily injury to a family or household member or the placing of the member in fear of imminent physical harm by threat of force
  • Any of the following acts committed by a person against a family or household member, a person with whom he or she had or is having a dating relationship or with whom he or she has a child in common, or upon his or her minor child or a minor child of that person:
    • Assault or battery
    • Compelling the other by force or threat of force to perform an act from which he or she has the right to refrain or to refrain from an act which he or she has the right to perform
    • Sexual assault
    • A knowing, purposeful, or reckless course of conduct intended to harass the other, including, without limitation, any of the following:
      • Stalking
      • Arson
      • Trespassing
      • Larceny
      • Destruction of private property
      • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
    • False imprisonment
    • Unlawful entry into the other's residence or forcible entry against the other's will if there is a reasonably foreseeable risk of harm to the other person from the entry

Persons Included in the Definition

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 33.018; 217.400

In civil law: The following persons are eligible for protection:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • Any person related by blood or marriage
  • Persons who have had or are having a dating relationship
  • Persons who have a child in common
  • The person's minor child or any person who has been appointed the custodian or legal guardian for the person's minor child

The provisions of this section do not apply to the following:

  • Siblings, except those siblings who are in a custodial or guardianship relationship with each other
  • Cousins, except those cousins who are in a custodial or guardianship relationship with each other

'Dating relationship' means frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional or sexual involvement. The term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary association between persons in a business or social context.

In criminal law: 'Family or household member' means any of the following:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • A parent or other adult person who is related by blood or marriage or is or was actually residing with the person committing the act of domestic violence

'Dating relationship' means frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional or sexual involvement. The term does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary association between persons in a business or social context.

'Victim of domestic violence' includes the dependent children of the victim.