Nevada prosecutes domestic violence cases vigorously. When you're facing such charges, you need to have an experienced attorney from Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster, L.L.P., by your side.
Most people have heard about domestic violence and have a general idea of what it is. Defined, domestic battery occurs when there is the unlawful and willful use of violence or force against a spouse, a person he or she is dating, the other parent of a child in common, a minor child, and ex-spouse or a family member related by marriage or blood.
A conviction of domestic violence can have serious consequences, even if it is the first time him or she has facing such charges. You will serve at least two days in jail and could get a sentence of up to six months. You can't have ammunition or a firearm. You will have to serve at least 48 hours of community service, but it could be as high as 190 hours. You must attend 90-minute of counseling sessions each week for at least six and up to 12 months.
If you are convicted of a subsequent offense of domestic battery, you could serve up to seven-years in prison.
At Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster, L.L. P., we know how to defend those charged with domestic battery. Because the penalties can be so severe, it's important to have a strong defense strategy. If you are currently in a divorce or child custody proceedings, you may have a difficult time establishing visitation. We can help you fight such charges, and hopefully mitigate the possible penalties.