Reno Domestic Violence Lawyer
Solid Defense Strategies for Serious Charges
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
Consequences of a Domestic Battery Arrest in Nevada
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.
Because of the aggressiveness of prosecution in these cases, it's imperative
to look to an experienced advocate.
If you’ve been accused, do not hesitate to
contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover to discuss your situation.
A Dedicated Legal Advocate on Your Side
When Reno domestic violence defense attorney Ken 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 20 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.