Under Minnesota Statute Chapter 518B, domestic violence is defined in Minnesota as infliction of physical harm, bodily injury, or assault; infliction of fear of physical imminent harm; terroristic threats; acts of criminal misconduct; or interference with an emergency call. Harassment, on the other hand, can be a single incident of physical or sexual assault; a single incident of using someone’s personal information, without consent, to engage in a sexual act; a single incident of sharing private sexual images of someone without permission; repeated incidents of intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that have a substantial adverse effect or are intended to have a substantial adverse effect on the safety, security or privacy of another; targeted residential picketing; or a pattern of attending public events after being notified that their presence is harassing to another. Minn. Stat. § 609.748.
If you need assistance in obtaining an Order for Protection (OFP) or Harassment Restraining Order (HRO), or need assistance in defending against an impending OFP or HRO, contact the attorneys at Family Law Solutions, PLLC who have the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through the processes and difficult times that are associated with these issues.