Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
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What is domestic violence in Nevada?
What are the penalties for a domestic violence conviction?
- Two days to six months in jail
- 6 months of counseling
- Fines including court costs
- Community Service
- Protective Order
If there is a second conviction of domestic violence the perpetrator the conviction will result in at least 10 days in jail. Under A third conviction for domestic battery or domestic violence is a felony and carries a mandatory one year prison sentence.
In addition to jail time, fines and classes, a charge of domestic violence may often result in the Court issuing a temporary protective order. This may be issued without evidence and without the opportunity to defend yourself. A temporary protective order may prevent you from returning home and may even keep you away from your children. It is important to retain an attorney that can provide a defense to prevent the Court extending the protective order.
Usually, domestic violence offenses occur in the midst of a contentious divorce or child-custody case. A charge of domestic violence may affect your ability to see your children or even continue to live in your home.