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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 2261                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 110A - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING

HEAD

    Sec. 2261. Interstate domestic violence

STATUTE

      (a) Offenses. -
        (1) Travel or conduct of offender. - A person who travels in
      interstate or foreign commerce or enters or leaves Indian country
      or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of
      the United States with the intent to kill, injure, harass, or
      intimidate a spouse, intimate partner, or dating partner, and
      who, in the course of or as a result of such travel, commits or
      attempts to commit a crime of violence against that spouse,
      intimate partner, or dating partner, shall be punished as
      provided in subsection (b).
        (2) Causing travel of victim. - A person who causes a spouse,
      intimate partner, or dating partner to travel in interstate or
      foreign commerce or to enter or leave Indian country by force,
      coercion, duress, or fraud, and who, in the course of, as a
      result of, or to facilitate such conduct or travel, commits or
      attempts to commit a crime of violence against that spouse,
      intimate partner, or dating partner, shall be punished as
      provided in subsection (b).
      (b) Penalties. - A person who violates this section or section
    2261A shall be fined under this title, imprisoned -
        (1) for life or any term of years, if death of the victim
      results;
        (2) for not more than 20 years if permanent disfigurement or
      life threatening bodily injury to the victim results;
        (3) for not more than 10 years, if serious bodily injury to the
      victim results or if the offender uses a dangerous weapon during
      the offense;
        (4) as provided for the applicable conduct under chapter 109A
      if the offense would constitute an offense under chapter 109A
      (without regard to whether the offense was committed in the
      special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United
      States or in a Federal prison); and
        (5) for not more than 5 years, in any other case,
    or both fined and imprisoned.
        (6) Whoever commits the crime of stalking in violation of a
      temporary or permanent civil or criminal injunction, restraining
      order, no-contact order, or other order described in section 2266
      of title 18, United States Code, shall be punished by
      imprisonment for not less than 1 year.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 103-322, title IV, Sec. 40221(a), Sept. 13, 1994,
    108 Stat. 1926; amended Pub. L. 104-201, div. A, title X, Sec.
    1069(b)(1), (2), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2656; Pub. L. 106-386,
    div. B, title I, Sec. 1107(a), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1497; Pub.
    L. 109-162, title I, Secs. 114(b), 116(a), 117(a), Jan. 5, 2006,
    119 Stat. 2988, 2989.)

AMENDMENTS

      2006 - Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 117(a), inserted "or
    within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the
    United States" after "Indian country".
      Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 116(a)(1), which directed substitution of
    ", intimate partner, or dating partner" for "or intimate partner",
    was executed by making the substitution in two places to reflect
    the probable intent of Congress.
      Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 116(a)(2), which directed
    substitution of ", intimate partner, or dating partner" for "or
    intimate partner", was executed by making the substitution in two
    places to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
      Subsec. (b)(6). Pub. L. 109-162, Sec. 114(b), added par. (6).
      2000 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106-386 added subsec. (a) and struck
    out heading and text of former subsec. (a). Text read as follows:
      "(1) Crossing a state line. - A person who travels across a State
    line or enters or leaves Indian country with the intent to injure,
    harass, or intimidate that person's spouse or intimate partner, and
    who, in the course of or as a result of such travel, intentionally
    commits a crime of violence and thereby causes bodily injury to
    such spouse or intimate partner, shall be punished as provided in
    subsection (b).
      "(2) Causing the crossing of a state line. - A person who causes
    a spouse or intimate partner to cross a State line or to enter or
    leave Indian country by force, coercion, duress, or fraud and, in
    the course or as a result of that conduct, intentionally commits a
    crime of violence and thereby causes bodily injury to the person's
    spouse or intimate partner, shall be punished as provided in
    subsection (b)."
      1996 - Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104-201 inserted "or section 2261A"
    after "this section" in introductory provisions and substituted
    "victim" for "offender's spouse or intimate partner" in pars. (1)
    to (3).
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