Legal Information: General

Crimes

Crimes

Below is general information about crimes.  Even if you do not qualify for a restraining order, the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime. 

Each state has its own list of crimes and definition of crimes.  These definitions and explanations are usually located in the Penal Code or Criminal Code of that state's legal statutes, which you may be able to find on our State Statutes page for your state.