Domestic Assault Charges Glossary

Family or Household Member: spouses and former spouses, parents and children, persons related by blood, persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past, persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been marries or have lived together at any time, a man and woman if the woman is pregnant and the man is alleged to be the father, regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time, and persons involved in a significant romantic or sexual relationship.

Qualified domestic violence-related offense: “Qualified domestic violence-related offense” includes a violation of or an attempt to violate sections 518B.01, subdivision 14 (violation of domestic abuse order for protection); first-degree murder; second-degree murder; first-degree assault; second-degree assault; third-degree assault; fourth-degree assault; fifth-degree assault; domestic assault; domestic assault by strangulation; first-degree criminal sexual conduct; second-degree criminal sexual conduct; third-degree criminal sexual conduct; fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct; malicious punishment of a child; terroristic threats; violation of harassment restraining order; stalking; interference with an emergency call; and violation of domestic abuse no contact order.

Strangulation: intentionally impeding normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person.

Domestic Assault Information Minneapolis & Saint Paul MN