Las Vegas Domestic Violence Penalties – You Must Know

Penalties for domestic violence convictions throughout Nevada are rigorous.  Indeed, domestic violence penalties in Las Vegas are based on a minimum-maximum sliding system.  Penalties also become harsher depending upon the nature of your domestic violence case.  Thus, hiring the right Las Vegas Domestic Violence Lawyer is crucial. Domestic violence punishments for a “first offense” conviction…

Nia Wong Posted: Oct 31, 2018 11:32 AM PDT Updated: Oct 31, 2018 11:50 AM PDT LAS VEGAS – Safe Nest and Metro Police have teamed up to offer more efficient services to domestic violence victims, but in order to do that, they need hundreds of volunteers. Safe Nest has a program they are seeing…

Domestic violence convictions are very serious. They carry some of the harshest mandatory penalties for a simple misdemeanor conviction. In Nevada, a misdemeanor first-offense conviction carries, at the very least, the following mandatory-minimum penalties: (1) 2 days in jail; (2) six months of weekly domestic violence counseling classes; (3) 48 hours of community service; (4)…

In our previous Blog, entitled What is “domestic violence”?, we provided you with an analysis on the many acts that can qualify as “domestic violence.”  Many of these acts do not involve a “battery” or touching at all.  In this Blog, we solely examine battery domestic violence charges, the most common domestic violence charge.  So…

Many of my clients believe that you must physically attack a spouse or partner to be liable for domestic violence.  This is a common misconception.  First, the alleged victim need not be a spouse or dating partner for domestic violence laws to apply.  See our prior Blog entitled Who can be liable for “domestic violence”…

The defining characteristic of what separates “domestic violence” from other crimes is the nature of the relationship between the accused and the “victim”.  A crime can only be enhanced to constitute “domestic violence” if the accused and the complainant are connected by any one of a number of domestic relationships i.e. marriage (including ex’s), dating…