Domestic violence includes behavior involving violence, the threat of violence, or conspiracy to commit a criminal offense when committed by one cohabitant against another.
A cohabitant is:
Domestic violence can include:
Domestic violence cases can either be felonies or misdemeanors.
Domestic violence victims have rights too! These include:
Getting help and getting out may mean getting a protective order. If a batterer is threatening you and/or your family, you may file for a protective order.
You can find protective order forms on the Utah State Courts website. For protective order assistance, contact the Second District Court Protective Order Clerk at 801-395-1079.
For more information and resources, access the National Domestic Violence Hotline or the Utah Domestic Violence Council.
If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.