Reno Domestic Violence and Battery Attorneys

Family Violence & Domestic Battery Attorneys in Las Vegas & Reno

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A conviction for domestic violence may carry severe consequences, such as steep fines or jail time. In addition, domestic violence convictions can affect your life at home, especially during divorce proceedings. Furthermore, there may be a large amount of social stigma that can result from a conviction, which can have unpleasant consequences for your social and professional life. Because of these severe consequences, it is vital that you have competent legal representation to fight domestic violence charges.

Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at have decades of experience representing people like you in court. We can stand by your side so you don’t have to face these charges alone. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you should act now. Call us today at 877.324.6443 to get a free case evaluation and to get representation, or contact us online.

About Domestic Violence in Nevada

Criminal battery in Nevada is defined as willful and unlawful use of violence against another person. This can include hitting, punching, slapping, or kicking someone. Any kind of violent physical contact can be considered battery. There does not have to be physical injury for it to count as battery.

However, for there to be a battery conviction, intent must be proved. If you are gesturing and accidentally hit somebody, for example, it would not be considered battery because you did not intend to harm anyone. Mistakes do not count as battery.

For battery to count as battery domestic violence, it must be committed on family members or other people involved in your life, such as:

  • A current or former spouse
  • Relatives by blood or by marriage
  • Cohabiting partners
  • Significant others
  • Children you have legal custody over

This means that if you commit battery on a roommate, partner, spouse, or family member, you may face battery domestic violence charges.

Nevada Domestic Violence Penalties

Your unique circumstances can have a dramatic effect on the type of penalties that you will face if convicted. For a first or second offense within a seven year period, you will face misdemeanor penalties if there is no substantial bodily harm, no firearm used, and no strangulation. A third or subsequent conviction, even if these conditions are met, is a felony.

All convictions for domestic battery in Nevada carry fines and time in either jail or prison. For a first offense, you may be able to serve your jail time intermittently as long as you spend at least four consecutive hours in jail.

If you are undergoing divorce or fighting for custody of your children, even the accusation of domestic violence can be very serious. If you have been charged with this crime, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Call a Domestic Battery Attorney Today

At , we have provided quality criminal defense representation for decades, and we are ready to represent you. There are many legal strategies for fighting domestic violence charges, and we always provide strong and vigorous representation. To get a free case evaluation from an attorney at , call us today at 877.324.6443 or contact us online.

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