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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 10. PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE [6200 - 6409]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 154. )
  

PART 1. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS [6200 - 6219]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 219, Sec. 154. )
  
6203.  

(a) For purposes of this act, “abuse” means any of the following:

(1) To intentionally or recklessly cause or attempt to cause bodily injury.

(2) Sexual assault.

(3) To place a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or to another.

(4) To engage in any behavior that has been or could be enjoined pursuant to Section 6320.

(b) Abuse is not limited to the actual infliction of physical injury or assault.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 149. Effective January 1, 2016.)