Emma Roberts (niece of Julia Roberts) was arrested in July for Domestic Violence against then-boyfriend Evan Peters. Police were called to the couple's hotel room after someone called to report a disturbance. During the altercation, Peters reportedly sustained a bloody nose. Roberts was later observed with multiple bruises on her arms and legs. Last night, however, the two were seen in Hollywood, being very cozy and affectionate. It appears the couple is back together …
Battery Domestic Violence charges are taken extremely seriously in Nevada. Even though the law does not require it, many law enforcement officers often take the position that if they respond to a Domestic Violence call, then someone must go to jail - even in cases where a person may have been acting in self-defense and in cases where police cannot legitimately determine who was the primary aggressor. In some of these cases, police will simply arrest both people thought to be involved in the domestic incident.
A conviction for Battery Domestic Violence can directly affect your personal relationships, and can have serious adverse consequences on child custody proceedings. In child welfare proceedings, a person who has been convicted of Battery Domestic Violence is presumed to be an inappropriate caregiver for a child, unless they can prove otherwise. A conviction for Battery Domestic Violence can also affect your ability to obtain certain jobs, or own or possess a firearm. It can also result in serious immigration consequences.
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with Battery Domestic Violence, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and proving you with the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.