- Married couples
- Divorced couples
- People who live together (cohabitants)
- Unmarried couples
- Parents and children
- Stepparents, grandparents, and other legal guardians
Domestic violence attorneys can defend charges covering a wide range of abusive behaviors, including, but not limited to::
- Threats of violence
- Criminal trespass
- Violation of protective order
PROSECUTING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE
Within the City of Las Vegas, a domestic violence case will be prosecuted by the Office of the City Attorney. The City Attorney presses charges against the alleged perpetrator for a number of different reasons.
When the police are alerted to the possibility of a domestic violence case, they are required to make a determination as to who injured whom. While noting these details, the authorities may also collect evidence.
If one of the parties physically harmed (battered) another party, the police then arrests the batterer, who subsequently must be jailed for at least 12 hours. If this happens to you, a domestic violence attorney should be your first call.
AFTER THE ARREST
Once the alleged batterer is arrested, that person will be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony offense.
Misdemeanor: Generally, if a weapon was not utilized and if there were marginal, impermanent physical injuries, the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor. The punishment for a misdemeanor consists of a $1000 and/or 180 days in jail.
Felony: Domestic violence involving weapons that result in serious harm are prosecuted as felonies by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
If you have been arrested on either a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence charge, it is highly advisable to seek representation from an experienced and qualified Las Vegas domestic violence attorney. Domestic violence cases often tend become extremely involved, resulting in extensive legal ramifications. Make sure you do not give any details or incriminate yourself if you are being questioned – immediately request your attorney, who will speak on your behalf.
LAS VEGAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY INITIAL CONSULTATION
No matter how the police or others in the judicial system within Las Vegas or Clark County charge you, remember that you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Your criminal defense lawyer has represented thousands of individuals with cases just like yours and executed successful defense strategies on countless occasions. Often, cases can be dropped entirely. Sometimes, the charges can be significantly reduced. In instances where conviction cannot be avoided, your domestic violence attorney may negotiate the conviction of a lesser offense in an attempt to secure a more favorable plea bargain deal. For a free consultation with one of the leading domestic violence attorneys in Las Vegas and Clark County, call our office at 702-545-6419 today.