915.50  General rights of domestic abuse victims.

In addition to other victim rights provided in this chapter, victims of domestic abuse shall have the following rights:

1.  The right to file a pro se petition for relief from domestic abuse in the district court, pursuant to sections 236.3 through 236.10.

2.  The right, pursuant to section 236.12, for law enforcement to remain on the scene, to assist the victim in leaving the scene, to transport the victim to medical care*, and to provide the person with a written statement of victim rights and information about domestic abuse shelters, support services, and crisis lines.

3.  The right to receive a criminal no-contact order upon a finding of probable cause, pursuant to section 236.14.

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1090, §39, 84


  *Assisting the victim in obtaining transportation to medical care probably intended; corrective legislation is pending

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