The following definitions apply in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:
(1) “Deadly physical force” means force which is used with the purpose of causing death or serious physical injury or which the defendant knows to create a substantial risk of causing death or serious physical injury.
(2) “Dwelling” means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night.
(3) “Imminent” means impending danger, and, in the context of domestic violence and abuse as defined by KRS 403.720, belief that danger is imminent can be inferred from a past pattern of repeated serious abuse.
(4) “Physical force” means force used upon or directed toward the body of another person and includes confinement.
(5) “Residence” means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest.
(6) “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property.
Effective: July 12, 2006
History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 192, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2006. — Amended
1992 Ky. Acts ch. 173, sec. 1, effective July 14, 1992. — Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch.
406, sec. 26, effective January 1, 1975.