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Champion Boxer Floyd Mayweather Faces New Charges

Floyd Mayweather is facing more criminal charges. About a week ago, this site reported that Floyd Mayweather's battery domestic violence case, which involved his children and their mother, had been postponed to the end of July. Now, the District Attorney's Office in Las Vegas has filed a new case alleging two counts of Harassment against Mayweather for an October incident with Southern Highlands Home Owners' Association (HOA) security guards.

In the new case, HOA security guards were reportedly ticketing two Mayweather's vehicles which were parked in the street in violation of HOA rules. Mayweather confronted the security officers and reportedly told them not to touch his vehicles. Mayweather is alleged to have threatened the security officers, telling them "my homies have guns. If you want me to call them, they'd come over here and take care of you."

In addition to the domestic violence and harassment cases, Mayweather is also currently facing charges for an unrelated Battery charge against a security officer. In that case, a security officer was citing two of Mayweather's vehicles for illegal parking, when Mayweather allegedly became verbally abusive and poked the security officer in the face leaving a mark.

NRS 200.481 defines Battery as "any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." Battery is a serious offense and is considered a Violent Crime. Battery charges can be enhanced (made more serious) if the victim is related by blood or marriage, is a current or former dating partner, lives with the accused or has a child in common with the accused. Battery charges can also be enhanced if the victim is a police officer, is over 60 years old, or if the Battery is committed with a firearm or other deadly weapon.

A person commits harassment under NRS 200.571 if:

(a) Without lawful authority, the person knowingly threatens:

(1) To cause bodily injury in the future to the person threatened or to any other person;

(2) To cause physical damage to the property of another person;

(3) To subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint; or

(4) To do any act which is intended to substantially harm the person threatened or any other person with respect to his or her physical or mental health or safety; and

(b) The person by words or conduct places the person receiving the threat in reasonable fear that the threat will be carried out.

If you or someone you love is charged with one of these serious offenses, it is important to call a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. A Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can help you analyze the facts of your case, discuss various strategies and defenses and provide you with the most aggressive defense possible to protect your rights.