In June 2013 rapper 50 Cent was charged with five criminal counts following an altercation with his child's mother, Daphne Joy. 50 was charged with four counts of misdemeanor vandalism and one count of misdemeanor domestic assault after he allegedly kicked Daphne and destroyed $7,100.00 worth of her property during the domestic dispute.
50 was recently sentenced to three years of probation as well as community service, counseling, and payment of restitution. The domestic violence charge was reportedly dropped in exchange for this plea deal wherein 50 pled no contest to one count of vandalism instead. For now, the restraining order against the rapper is still in place and it is unknown whether the guns he was ordered to turn in to police will be returned.
Domestic violence in Nevada is charged where it is alleged that an act of violence or force is committed against a family member, spouse, ex-spouse, dating partner, person you live with, or the parent of your child. Domestic violence charges can result in punishments including, but not limited to, jail time, fines, counseling, and loss of your right to possess a firearm. These are serious charges with serious consequences and having a criminal defense attorney on your side can mean the difference beteween harsh penalties and the potential for a negotiation, like that 50 Cent received.
If you, or someone you know, is facing charges for domestic violence or another violent crime, having an attorney on your side with experience in defending individuals in these circumstances can benefit you greatly. The stakes are high in a domestic violence case and you could lose custody of your children and end up with a criminal record if your case is not properly handled. Contacting a former prosecutor to help you develop a strategy that fits the facts and circumstances surrounding your case will be the first step in your defense. Contact our office 24/7 to set up a free consultation and get your questions answered by one of our attorneys. (702) 405-0505.