Reno Domestic Battery Attorney
Protecting You from Domestic Abuse Charges
The crime of domestic battery is vigorously prosecuted in northern Nevada, particularly in the Reno-Sparks area. If you have been accused of domestic battery, contact the Reno criminal defense attorneys at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. Our experienced legal staff will work closely with you to challenge the prosecution's case, reduce/eliminate the penalties, and clear your name.
Call (775) 284-8888 for a consultation with our team as soon as possible, or contact us online.
Why trust our Reno domestic battery lawyers?
- 100+ years of combined experience
- Founding attorney with 25+ years criminal law experience
- AV® Preeminent rating for integrity and legal skill
- Small caseload in order to focus our resources on your case
Domestic Battery Defined
Domestic battery is the willful and unlawful use of force or violence against:
- Current/former spouses
- Any other person to whom the defendant is related to by blood or marriage
- Any person with whom the defendant is or was actually residing
- Any person with whom the defendant has had or is having a dating relationship
- Any person with whom the defendant has a child in common
- The minor child of any of these persons of the defendant’s minor child
Consequences of a Domestic Battery Conviction
If you are found guilty of a first-offense domestic battery, the law requires you to serve no less than two days in jail and up to six months in jail. You must also perform between 48 hours and 120 hours of community service, as well as weekly counseling sessions of not less than 90 minutes per week for between 6 and 12 months.
If you are found guilty of domestic battery under federal law, you will lose your right to bear arms and will not be allowed to possess a firearm or ammunition. You will not be able to hunt with a firearm. The punishment for domestic battery is enhanced for second and third offenses within a seven-year period.
Nevada law prevents a government prosecutor from dismissing or reducing your charges unless the crime cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. At our firm, we make it our mission to establish that reasonable doubt, limiting or eliminating the consequences you must face.
Protect your rights by calling a Reno criminal defense lawyer at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. Call our office at (775) 284-8888 or schedule a consultation online.