Larry Johnson's ex-girlfriend is accusing him of Battery Domestic Violence, as the result of an incident that occurred in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas last Friday. Initial reports indicate that police responded to a call for assistance and were met by a crying woman who claimed Johnson battered her. The woman told police that Johnson attacked her and choked her. She claimed that he choked her to the point that she was rendered unconscious. The two previously dated for several years.
Even a misdemeanor Battery Domestic Violence charge is extremely serious. The direct consequences for a misdemeanor Battery Domestic Violence conviction include up to six months in jail, a year of weekly counseling, large fines and community service. A conviction for Battery Domestic Violence can bar you from owning a firearm, and can also inhibit your ability to get jobs in certain fields.
Battery by Strangulation is even more serious. Battery by strangulation is a Felony offense. A person convicted of this offense can face up to five (5) years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A conviction for Battery by Strangulation can also result in the revocation of certain important constitutional rights, including the right to vote and the right to bear arms (own a firearm).
If you or someone you know is facing Battery Domestic Violence or Battery by Strangulation charges as the result of domestic incident, it is important to call a knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist by working with you to analyze of your case, identify applicable defenses, and develop the most aggressive strategy possible to protect your legal rights.