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New Jersey’s Legal Definition of Domestic Violence?

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Domestic violence means the occurrence of one or more of the following criminal offenses upon a person protected under the “Prevention of Domestic Violence act of 1991,” P.L. 1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-17 et al.)

N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1 et seq.
Criminal Sexual Contact
N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1
N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4
Terroristic Threats
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3
N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1
N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10
Criminal Mischief
N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3
N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1
N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2
Criminal Restraint
N.J.S.A. 2C:13-2
Criminal Trespass
N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3
False Imprisonment
N.J.S.A. 2C:13-3
N.J.S.A. 2C:29-9b
Criminal Coercion
N.J.S.A. 2C:13-5
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4
Sexual Assault
N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4.1

*In addition, domestic violence acts can also include any other crime involving risk of death or serious bodily injury to a person protected under the “Prevention of Domestic Violence act of 1991,” P.L. 1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-17 et al.)

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