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Nevada Domestic Battery Penalties

Many people aren't aware of it, but Nevada's prosecution of domestic violence is incredibly intense and officers have very little discretion in how they approach the situation. In Nevada, when the police arrive at the scene of domestic dispute, an arrest is almost always made.

  • In addition, any of the following can be tried for domestic battery in Nevada:
  • Family members
  • Former dating relationships
  • Former roommates

Unless there are mitigating circumstances, an officer will always make an arrest, and much of the time they aren't looking for mitigating circumstances. This includes situations where the victim doesn't want the aggressor arrested.

Like with other criminal charges, if a prosecutor thinks he can prove the case, they have to move forward. There's a mandatory minimum of six months of anger management for a conviction in addition to losing the right to possess firearms. It's worth pointing out that if there's any offense that involves grabbing an individual by the neck, the charge jumps up to a felony for domestic strangulation.

If you’ve been accused, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover to discuss your situation.

Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover Domestic Violence Legal Counsel

When Reno domestic violence defense firm the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover approaches these types of cases, he takes a holistic approach to defense. As a former Reno and Sparks special prosecutor, a former deputy district attorney of Lander and Lyon County, and a recently appointed special prosecutor for the City of Reno and the City of Sparks to prosecute these specific issues, Attorney Stover is always looking to take his experience from more than 25 years of criminal defense work to resolve a case before a trial.

As a lawyer, Attorney Stover can work with court-appointed victims' advocates to help build the defense with written statements and do everything possible to protect the rights and interests of the family, not just the defendant.

To discuss any battery issue during a free initial consultation with our Reno domestic violence lawyer call (775) 502-1575.