There are state, county, reservation, and national laws which prohibit these behaviors. According to these laws, domestic violence can include:
- Physical acts of violence (pushing, hitting, choking, kicking, biting, slapping, pinching).
- Sexual assault.
- Threatening, intimidating, and harassing behavior.
- Interfering with the custody of a child.
- Trespass or damage to your property.
- Animal cruelty (injuring or killing a victim’s pet).
- Kidnapping or holding one a prisoner.
- Preventing a person from using the phone.
- Assault with his/her body or a weapon.
- Display of a deadly weapon or threaten with deadly weapon.
- Photographing, videotaping, filming or recording without your knowledge.
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