Las Vegas Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Domestic Violence are crimes against a domestic partner, which can be a spouse, former spouse, roommate, someone you are currently or used to be dating, and more. Domestic Violence crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the severity of the conduct and the accused’s prior criminal history. Domestic Violence charges also carry serious penalties, such as loss of gun right, and a minimum of 20 days in jail (even when it’s just a misdemeanor). Misdemeanor convictions have to stay on your record for at least seven years, and sometimes, they can never be removed.
It’s very important to contact an attorney because we can give you the best possible chances of having your case dismissed. Many people think that when the victim doesn’t want to press charges or testify in court that the case will go away, but the reality is that people can (and often are) convicted of these crimes even when the victim doesn’t testify. If your or someone you know has been charged with Domestic Violence or any type of domestic crime, contact Nevada Defense Group today for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
If you have been charged with Battery Domestic Violence, there are a few possible defenses that may apply to your situation:
The first element in a Battery Domestic Violence charge requires an intentional touching. If the accused did not intend an act that might lead to a physical touching, then there was no battery. However, if you were to commit an act with the intent that you would not cause such a touching, but with the knowledge that you might, then the act may be a battery.
There are many cases where the supposed victim is trying to either ‘get back’ at their significant other, or they are trying to gain leverage in a child custody battle. In some of these cases, an expert may be able to prove that the injuries were self-inflicted. If the ‘victim’ inflicted the wounds on themselves then there was no battery, and the charges should be dropped or dismissed.
As with the self-inflicted defense, if the ‘victim’ is accusing someone of battery and there is no evidence of any such battery beyond the ‘victim’s’ word, then there is likely not enough evidence to support the charge and it should be dropped or dismissed.
If the battery that you committed was done because you believed it was necessary to avoid imminent injury or harm to yourself or someone else. However, the force that you used must not have been more than was necessary to protect yourself. If you can show that you used appropriate force to avoid imminent harm to yourself or someone else, then the charges against you should be dropped or dismissed.
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