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Domestic Violence Lawyer in Las Vegas

Physical abuse is most often associated with battery domestic violence, as it involves unwanted touching, hitting or striking of a person. In Nevada, physical abuse may be charged as a misdemeanoror a felony offense, depending upon the injuries the victim sustains as well as the defendant’s past criminal record. Having one or more prior convictions for battery domestic violence will mean that the defendant will face enhanced penalties or possibly felony charges.

  • For a first battery domestic violence conviction, a defendant may face 2 days to 6 months in county jail, fines of $200 to $1,000 and 48 to 120 hours of community service.
  • For a second battery domestic violence conviction within 7 years, the penalties may include: 10 days to 6 months in county jail, 100 to 200 hours of community service, and fines of $500 to $1,000.
  • A third battery domestic violence conviction within 7 years may result in 1 to 5 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000. This is a category C felony offense.

Your future is at risk if you have been accused of physically abusing your spouse, ex-spouse, family member or cohabitant. You need to take action and consult a Las Vegas domestic violence attorney as soon as possible so your rights and interests are protected and you do not face maximum penalties for this offense. You may face even harsher penalties than the ones listed above, depending upon your particular case. By consulting an attorney immediately, you can find out what your rights are at this point and what your options are so you and your attorney can work to positively affect the outcome of your case.

If you need a defense lawyer to protect your rights in the face of Las Vegas or Henderson physical abuse charges, contact the Law Office of Chip Siegel today for a free consultation.

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