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Adeptly Handling Domestic Violence Cases

Being accused of domestic violence is a serious matter, one that can tarnish your reputation and have long-lasting effects on your future. If your spouse or partner has accused you of domestic violence, you must secure legal representation from our skilled Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible. Failure to do so could greatly hamper your case and lead to a conviction and a criminal background.

Considered a misdemeanor in Nevada, a domestic violence conviction could lead to the following penalties:

  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Jail time
  • Community service
  • Mandatory counseling

At the Brown Law Offices, our Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Philip Brown has found that many domestic violence accusations are made by bitter or vengeful spouses who wish to complicate the lives of their partners. Sometimes these false allegations are made during embroiled divorce proceedings in an effort to gain an upper hand.

How the Law Describes Domestic Violence

Under Nevada state law domestic violence is defined as willfully and unlawfully committing an act of violence or force upon any of the below groups:

  • Spouse
  • Former Spouse
  • Relative by blood or by marriage
  • An individual you are dating or have dated
  • Former cohabitant
  • An individual you have a child with
  • Your minor children or a minor child of another person

The term willfully under the law means: that the act must not have been accidental or incidental.

For example, Bob and his son Gene were grilling hotdogs in the backyard when Bob dropped hot tongs onto Gene’s arm burning him badly. This incident would not be considered domestic violence because Bob did not willfully intend to harm Gene. If Bob purposefully burned Gene with hot tongs to teach him a lesson after Gene burned all the hotdogs, that could be considered domestic abuse because Bob willfully harmed Gene.

The best way to define unlawfully under the law is to understand what the law considers as lawful violence. Lawful violence is any act of violence or force which is done in self-defense, or in defense of another or your property.

Acts of domestic violence include…

  • Sexual assault
  • Intentionally causing physical pain, injury or illness
  • Intentionally impairing a physical condition, such as strangulation
  • Any physical action that could cause the victim to reasonably believe any of the above actions are imminent, including criminal threats.

Domestic Violence, Harassment and Restraining Orders

If an individual feels threatened by you after an incident of domestic battery, they can file an emergency protective order which will restrict you from coming within a certain distance of the other person. Emergency protective orders can later be updated as restraining orders which have a longer lasting time frame. If you have been served a restraining order and can no longer see your children after an incident of domestic violence, you should contact our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.

Even if no violence occurs, there is still a danger you could be faced with harassment charges. Harassment is any repetitive behavior or act that could annoy, threaten or disturb someone. Harassment charges should be taken seriously, find out more information about the charges you could face by contact a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney for a free initial consultation. During this consultation, our attorneys will analyze your situation and provide you with the best options to take moving forward.

Attorney Philip Brown Can Help Defend You Against Domestic Violence Charges

By retaining the legal services of our firm's Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers, you will greatly increase your chances of obtaining the favorable case outcome you desire. In the past, we have successfully helped many clients in the Las Vegas area facing domestic violence charges and we are confident in our abilities to help you too.

We offer all our clients access to our attorneys because we understand that criminal matters require immediate assistance and counsel. Our clients also benefit from our commitment to offering personalized service and a free initial consultation where any of their questions and concerns can be addressed. For basic information regarding domestic violence charges, take a look at our domestic violence FAQ page.

Confidence that your domestic violence case will be in good hands. Clear your name from a domestic violence charge by contacting us today!

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