Chad Johnson was arrested last week after he failed to report to his probation officer and failed to enroll in court-ordered Domestic Violence classes. Johnson was convicted of Battery Domestic Violence after he plead no contest to charges that he struck his then-wife Evelyn Lozada, and he was subsequently placed on probation. As a part of probation, Johnson was required to check in with a probation officer at attend Domestic Violence counseling classes. Johnson failed to do so, and a warrant issued for his arrest. When Johnson appeared in court to address the warrant, the judge determined that Johnson violated his probation and ordered him arrested on the
Battery Domestic Violence is an extremely serious charge in Nevada. Even a first conviction for Battery Domestic Violence carries a potential sentence of up to six (6) months in jail and huge fines. A person convicted of Battery Domestic Violence must also do a minimum of twenty-six (26) weeks of Domestic Violence counseling. If the person fails to complete any of the required counseling, they can be ordered to serve additional jail time. A conviction for Battery Domestic Violence also stays on a person's criminal record for a minimum of seven (7) years.
If you or someone you know is charged with Battery Domestic Violence or any type of Probation Violation, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist you in evaluating the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.