Bryan Clay pled guilty to two counts of Battery Domestic Violence for striking his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time. Clay is charged with two counts of murder in a separate case. In that case, Clay is alleged to have entered a family's home, severely beating the father and sexually assaulting and killing the mother and 10-year-old daughter.
On occasion, an arrest for Battery Domestic Violence can be a preview to a more serious problem with violence. However, many times, Battery Domestic Violence is simply a misunderstanding, or an unfortunate result of a single alcohol-laden night.
Battery Domestic Violence cases are taken very seriously by police and prosecutors in Nevada, and a conviction for Battery Domestic Violence carries serious penalties and can have life-long consequences. A person convicted of a first offense Battery Domestic Violence can face up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine, as well as extensive counseling and community service. In addition to the direct consequences, a conviction for Battery Domestic Violence can negatively impact your child custody case, affect your ability own or possess a firearm, and have adverse immigration consequences.
If you or someone you know is arrested or charged with Battery Domestic Violence, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. The knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most aggressive strategy possible to protect your legal rights.