Primary Aggressor Listings by State

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your laptops. And in case you don’t know, primary (or predominant) aggressor laws are laws designed to give police the edict to arrest men in domestic violence disputes. They use guidelines that target males, not evidence of who did or didn’t commit a crime. If your state is on this list, you should be contacting your representatives and making a protest. – PE


Primary Aggressor Laws By State
State Primary Aggressor Law
Alabama Ala. Code § 13A-6-134
Alaska Alaska Stat. § 18.65.530(b)
California Cal. Penal. Code § 13701(b)
Colorado Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-6-803.6(2)
Florida Fla. Stat. ch. 741.29 (4)(b)
Georgia Ga. Code Ann. § 17-4-20.1 (b)
Iowa Iowa Code § 236.12(3)
Maryland Md. Ann. Code art. 27§ 594B (d)(2)
Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. § 455.085(3)
Montana Mont. Code Ann. § 46-6-311(2)(b)
Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann.§171.137(2)
New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 173-B:10(II)
New Jersey N.J. Rev Stat. § 2C:25-21 (c)(2)
New York N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law § 140.10 (4)(c)
Ohio Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2935.032(A)(1)(a)(ii) & 2935.03(B)(3)(d)
Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. § 133.055(2)(c)
Rhode Island R.I. Gen. Laws § 12-29-3 (d)(2)
South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. § 16-25-70 (D)
South Dakota S.D. Codified Laws § 23A-3-2.2
Tennessee Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-3-619 (b)&(c)
Utah Utah Code Ann. § 77-36-2.2
Virginia Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-81.3 (B)
Washington Wash. Rev. Code § 10.31.100(2)(c)
Wisconsin Wis. Stat. § 968.075(3)(1)(b)
link to table of states with mandatory arrest laws


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