Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?  
Any felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with who the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence law of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence of the jurisdiction.
Associated State of Nebraska Statute  
  • Statute 28-323 defines Intimate relationship as "a spouse; former spouse; person who have a child in common whether or not they have been married or lived together at any time; and persons who are or were involved in a dating relationship
  • Statute 42-903 defines Family and Household members as "spouse of former spouse, children, persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past, persons who have a child in common whether or not they have been married or have lived together at any time, other persons related by consanguinity or affinity, and persons who are presently involved in a dating relationship.
  • Statute 42-903 defines abuse as "Attempting to cause or intentional and knowingly causing bodily injury with or without a dangerous instrument; or placing by means of credible threat, another person in fear of bodily injury. For purpose of this subdivision credible threat means a verbal or written threat, including a threat preformed through the use of an electronic communication device, or a threat implied by a pattern of conduct or a combination of verbal written, or electronically communicated statements and conduct that is made by a person with the apparent ability to carry out the threat so as to cause the person who is the target of the threat to reasonably fear for his or her safety or the safety of his or her family or engaging in sexual contact or sexual penetration without consent.