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Recent Posts in Violent Crimes Category

  • What Happens If I Violate a Restraining Order in NV?

    When a person has been arrested for allegedly committing a domestic violence offense in Nevada, he/she may also be subject to a restraining order filed by the alleged victim. Also known as protective orders, restraining orders generally prohibit contact between both parties, order the alleged offender to stay away from the alleged victim’s home, workplace, school, or any other location he/she ...
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  • Mandatory Arrest Law in NV Domestic Battery Cases

    Domestic battery , also known as domestic violence, is one of the most charged crimes in Nevada. The main reason why is because the state has a “mandatory arrest law.” According to NRS 171.137, if a police officer has probable cause – unless mitigating circumstances are present – to believe someone has committed domestic battery within the past 24 hours, the officer must arrest the alleged primary ...
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  • Viable Domestic Battery Defenses

    A charge of domestic battery is not a conviction. While the arrest can be extremely emotional and traumatic, defendants should not give up hope. There are reasonable explanations that can either shift a domestic battery claim or create enough reasonable doubt to avoid conviction. A few viable domestic battery defenses include: Self Defense Domestic violence is a two-way street in some ...
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  • Jury Trials Allowed in Misdemeanor Battery Domestic Violence Cases

    In a landmark decision, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that individuals charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence are entitled to jury trials. Typically, non-felony offenses penalized by incarceration of 6 months or less are heard and decided only by a judge. However, the Justices said that the consequences of domestic violence are severe enough that cases should be presented in front of ...
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  • Domestic Violence & Your Firearm Rights

    Domestic Violence Charges Can Affect Your Gun Rights Domestic violence charges not only tarnish your reputation and result in possible jail time, they also can permanently revoke your rights to own firearms . A large number or violent charges that result in a guilty plea or conviction can mean permanent loss of gun rights. In addition, your concealed carry permit can be revoked with just a ...
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  • How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

    Domestic violence is unlike any other criminal offense. While most accusations require evidence to press charges, domestic violence can be charged with nothing more than the word of someone who claims they’re a victim. This means you don’t necessarily need specific or demonstrable evidence in order for accusations to be taken seriously, and this leads to an immense amount of false allegations ...
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  • Assault vs. Battery: What's the Difference?

    While the two might sound similar, assault and battery are two separate criminal offenses in Nevada. The key difference between them is intent and action. Assault is defined as the intention of an individual to intimidate or threaten another person. Battery, however, is more than a threat; it is an act of violence against another person that can result in harm or bodily injury. These types of ...
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  • How Nevada Law Defines Domestic Violence

    Each state defines crimes a little differently, including domestic violence. Nevada law, for example, describes domestic violence as a violent crime committed by persons with whom the victims share certain personal or familial relationships. These law apply to current and former spouses, people related by blood or marriage, people who currently or formerly lived together, people who are or were ...
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