Our team at the Law Office of Chip Siegel was able to represent a client who was facing charges of domestic violence. In Nevada, allegations of domestic violence are taken very seriously. Although this could help protect victims, the eagerness of law enforcement to make arrests could result in innocent people being accused of crimes they did not commit. In many situations, domestic violence cases come down to one person's word against another's.
Under the Nevada law, battery domestic violence is defined as willfully using violence or force against a member of one's family. This could include pushing, punching, kicking, unwanted touching, or pinching. The penalties for battery domestic violence will differ depending on whether any bodily harm occurred or whether a deadly weapon was involved. The case went to trial, but at the trial we were able to secure a not guilty verdict for our client. If you have been accused of domestic violence, your first step should be to get in touch with a member of our legal team.