Domestic Violence FAQ
Las Vegas Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested and charged with the crime of
domestic violence, then it is essential for you to have skilled legal assistance from a
Las Vegas domestic violence lawyer on your side that can help you effectively
pursue the results that you need for your future. As a Las Vegas domestic
violence attorney, I have been serving the residents of Nevada in various
criminal defense matters for a number of years, and I am dedicated to
providing my clients with the representation that they need. When you
choose my firm, you can be sure that I will stand by you and work to provide
you with the information as well as the defense that you need.
You may have many various questions regarding the charges that you face,
or regarding the possibility of the penalties that you may face for conviction.
I offer some general information regarding common questions that individuals
ask. Utilize this information to obtain some general information regarding
the potential situation that you face:
Who can be the victim of domestic violence?
According to Nevada law, there are only certain individuals who can be
the victim of domestic violence. Essentially those who are in close relation
to you, or those who are considered family can be victims of domestic violence:
- Current or former spouses
- Current or former domestic partners
- Current dating couples
- Roommates or housemates
- Couples who share a child in common
What counts as "violence?"
There are a number of different actions that count as violence, for example,
the crime of assault against a domestic relation will constitute domestic
violence charges. Additionally, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and
other various actions can result in domestic abuse charges if you are arrested.
What penalties will I face for conviction?
Depending on the specifics of your charges, you could face more or less
severe penalties for conviction. For example, if you are charged with
domestic battery where there was no substantial bodily harm, no strangulation,
and no deadly weapon was used, then you could face penalties of up to
six months in jail, up to 120 hours of community service, up to $1,000
in fines, and other penalties. Another factor in determining
domestic violence penalties will be your criminal history. It is essential for you to have skilled
representation on your side to help fight the charges that you face.
What should I do if I have been arrested?
If you have been arrested and charged with this criminal offense, then
the first thing you must do is to remain silent. You have the right to
remain silent according to the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution,
and you need to utilize this in order to prevent your words from being
used against you at a later time. The next thing you need to do is seek
legal representation to defend you in court. The sooner that you retain
my services, the more time I will have to build a strong defense of your case.
Defending Las Vegas Since 1991
I have been defending the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada since 1991, and
when you choose my firm, you will receive the full extent of my experience
in this area. I have numerous credentials in the area of criminal defense
representation. I have been elected president of the Nevada Attorneys
for Criminal Justice from 2005 to 2006, and always put my client first
in representation. When you choose me, you will have access to my vast
experience, and you will be in constant communication with me regarding
your case. Schedule your initial consultation today in order to begin
building the defense that you need.
Contact my office and retain a Las Vegas domestic violence lawyer for your criminal charges today!