Track Palin, son of 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested
in Alaska this week for various
domestic violence related offenses. Palin was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the
offense. Police responded to a 911 call, and arrested Palin for Assault,
Interference with a Domestic Violence Report and Misconduct Involving
a Weapon. Police reported that Palin was drunk and in possession of a
firearm at the time of the offenses. While this offense occurred in Alaska,
similar conduct in Nevada would likely have resulted in very serious charges.
Nevada is well known as an “open carry” state and for its
permissive gun laws. However, a combination of firearms and alcohol can
have terrible results, as appears to be the case in Track’s situation.
An arrest or conviction for
Battery Domestic Violence can have serious consequences for an accused. If police in Nevada respond
to a domestic violence call and have probable cause to believe that a
battery occurred, then they are required to make an arrest (absent extraordinary
circumstances). A conviction for Battery Domestic Violence can result
in mandatory jail time, huge fines, and loss of the Second Amendment right
to own or possess firearms. In addition, it is unlawful in Nevada for
a person to be in possession of a firearm while under the influence of
drugs or alcohol. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a
misdemeanor and can be punished by up to six (6) months in jail.
It is unclear from the information available what conduct might have occurred
to result in a charge of “Interference with a Domestic Violence
Report.” In Nevada, if someone prevents a person from calling the
police, that person is often charged with Coercion. If the act is done
by force or threat of immediate force, the offense is a felony and is
punishable by up to six (6) years in prison and/or a $5,000.00 fine.
Domestic violence-related and alcohol-related offenses are some of the
more common types of cases that the
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys at
Brown Law Offices handle. If you or someone you know is charged with Battery Domestic Violence
or another domestic or alcohol related offense,
contact the knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices. The attorneys will assist you in analyzing the fact
of your case and developing the most aggressive defense strategy possible
to protect your legal rights.