Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–3020.53. Defense to non-reporting.

Any survivor of an intrafamily offense, as that term is defined in § 16-1001(8), may use the occurrence of that intrafamily offense as a defense to their failure to report under this subchapter.


(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 253; as added June 8, 2013, D.C. Law 19-315, § 4, 60 DCR 1702; Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-275, § 4, 68 DCR 001086.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2013 amendment by D.C. Law 19-315 added this section.