A criminal offense involving violence or the threat of violence by an adult against a family or household member, a former or present dating partner or co-parent of the offenders child.
A domestic violence offender must be arrested by police when:
- The victim has visible injury.
- A restraining order was violated.
- A weapon was used in the crime.
- Any other arrest warrant is outstanding.
The police may arrest an offender when there is probable cause that any other act of domestic violence occurred and the victim continues to be in danger.