State Domestic Violence Laws
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.
District of Columbia