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.
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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:
- 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.
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