Although domestic violence is common in any state, the offense carries with it serious consequences in the state of Nevada if you are convicted. However, domestic violence is something many people are falsely accused of, especially if the accuser has reason to be jealous, angry or resentful. This is frequently the case in many domestic violence cases that are part of divorce proceedings or child custody situations. Sometimes, the violence that occurred was self defense, or it may have been a simple accident. The Defenders realize that domestic violence charges usually involve unique circumstances, and we are committed to fully investigating every possible scenario.
What Will Happen If I Am Charged With Domestic Violence?
If an officer of the law visits your home on a domestic violence call, often an arrest will be made on “battery” charges, even if there was no physical harm done.
There are significant penalties associated with a domestic violence conviction:
- Possible substantial fines
- Possible county jail or state prison time
- Domestic violence counseling
- Community service
- Permanent criminal record
The penalties are increased substantially in cases where the defendant has a prior criminal record, or the injuries associated with the domestic violence were unusually severe.
How Can I Fight Domestic Violence Charges?
The first step to building a successful defense that will prevail in court is to retain a savvy criminal attorney who is committed to representing you to the best of their ability. The Defenders have successfully defended numerous domestic violence charges and want to bring their knowledge and experience to your case. We can help you fight to keep your criminal record clear. Call today for a consultation.