Definitions of Domestic Violence - South Dakota

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Defined in Domestic Violence Civil Laws

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 25-10-1

'Domestic abuse' means physical harm, bodily injury, attempts to cause physical harm or bodily injury, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm or bodily injury between family or household members.

Any violation of § 25-10-13 (violation of a protection order) or chapter 22-19A (kidnapping), or any crime of violence as defined in § 22-1-2(9) constitutes domestic abuse if the underlying criminal act is committed between family or household members.

Defined in Child Abuse Reporting and Child Protection Laws

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Defined in Criminal Laws

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Persons Included in the Definition

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 25-10-1

The term 'family or household members' includes any of the following:

  • Spouses or former spouses
  • Persons related by consanguinity, adoption, or law
  • Persons living in the same household
  • Persons who have lived together
  • Persons who have had a child together