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Illegal Behavior

The following behaviors are AGAINST THE LAW. A person who commits these crimes can be arrested and prosecuted.

Physical Violence:

  • Slap
  • Punch
  • Grab
  • Kick
  • Choke
  • Push
  • Restrain
  • Pull hair
  • Bite
  • Pinch
  • Spit

Sexual Violence:

  • Unwanted sexual touching
  • Forcing sex on an unwilling partner
  • Demanding sexual acts that the partner does not want to perform
  • Hurtful sexual acts

Harassment, A pattern of:

  • Uninvited visits or phone calls
  • Following or stalking
  • Constantly checking up on the partner
  • Not leaving when asked

Destruction of Property:

  • Destroying furniture
  • Throwing things
  • Damaging personal possessions
  • Hurting pets
  • Punching walls

Threats and Intimidation:

  • Threatening to hurt the partner, the children, family members and/or pets
  • Verbal or non-verbal, direct or indirect threatening
  • Threatening gestures
  • Using physical superiority to restrict movement(such as blocking a doorway
  • Driving recklessly
  • Threatening to use weapons
  • Interfering with partner’s attempt to call for help – hanging up the phone, taking phone away and/or disconnecting phone source.

 

 

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