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Domestic Battery

Reno Domestic Battery Defense Attorneys

Protecting You from Domestic Abuse Charges

The crime of domestic battery is vigorously prosecuted in Nevada, particularly in the Reno-Sparks area. If you have been accused of domestic battery, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. right away. Our experienced Reno domestic battery attorneys will work closely with you to challenge the prosecution’s case and work to reduce/eliminate the penalties and clear your name.

Call (775) 227-2280 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation with our team as soon as possible.

Why Trust Our Reno Domestic Battery Lawyers?

  • 100+ years of combined experience
  • Founding attorney with 25+ years criminal law experience
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for integrity and legal skill
  • Small caseload in order to focus our resources on your case

Domestic Battery Defined

In Nevada, domestic battery is defined as 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 in Nevada

If you are found guilty of 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.

Domestic Battery Defenses

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.

Possible defenses to domestic battery in Nevada include:

  • Self-defense
  • Accident/lack of intent
  • False accusation

Our Reno domestic battery defense lawyers work to build personalized legal strategies tailored to each unique situation. We can meet with you to discuss the specifics of your case and determine which potential defense may be the most suitable to your circumstances.

Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Today

If you have been accused of or arrested for domestic abuse or battery in Northern Nevada, your future is on the line. Do not wait to contact the trusted legal team at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. for sound representation and advocacy. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys have what it takes to fight for you and your rights.

Protect your rights by calling Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. at (775) 227-2280 or schedule a consultation online using our online contact form.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

Reasons to Hire Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
  • Our Strategy

    We’re true trial lawyers. We prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. This ensures we’re ready for the unexpected.

  • Our Resources

    When your case is bigger than you, you need a firm with the resources to support and guide you through it.

  • Our Availability

    When you call, we answer. It’s that simple. We understand that the key to results is constant communication.

  • Our Experience

    You need an attorney who hasn’t just learned about the law, but someone who practices it day in and day out.

Client Success Stories

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • Shawn Oliphant represented my family after my husband was killed.

    “Not only did Shawn keep my families needs and wishes at the forefront. He was so empathetic. He really has a gift for making you feel heard.”

    - Dawn B.
  • You all are truly the best

    “You all are truly the best”

    - Former Client
  • Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are.

    “Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are.”

    - Former Client
  • We truly appreciate everything your office and staff did to help us

    “We truly appreciate everything your office and staff did to help us”

    - Former Client
  • Stephanie Funk has great interpersonal skills & a strong work ethic.

    “I reside in Vancouver British Columbia and on Feb 21, 2022, my sister who lives in Reno, Nevada as a retired State of Nevada employee passed away. I was nominated by my family to oversee the estate of ...”

    - John R.
Meet the Team Dedicated to You

At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our attorneys offer the support and resources of a large firm, but with the focused attention and care of small firm.