(1) "Domestic violence" means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.
(2) "Intimate relationship" means a relationship between spouses, former spouses, past or present unmarried couples, or persons who are both the parents of the same child, regardless of whether the persons have been married or have lived together at any time.
Explanation: Domestic violence is not a charge. It is a charge modifier which results in stiffer penalties and removal of officer discretion (this means that if there is probable cause for a domestic violence modifier on a given charge, an arrest MUST be made by the police, there is no choice or discretion).