Domestic Violence is any form of violent confrontation occurring between family members, individuals who live together, or people who are dating or married. Weapons may or may not be used; either way, a violent act towards an individual as stated is considered Domestic Violence, and the perpetrator may be charged.
It is important to know: it is not the victim or victims who charge the perpetrator; it is the city of Las Vegas. So, once you call Metro to report a case of domestic violence, and police arrive on the scene, it is no longer up to the victim to “decide” if he/she wants to press charges. If the police believe a battery has been committed, they will make a report for the incident and, if possible, arrest the person they believe did the battering. That person will spend a minimum of 12 hours in jail.
Generally speaking, if the domestic violence/battery did not involve a weapon, or the injuries did not result in permanent physical damage, the crime will be classified as a misdemeanor. On the other hand, crimes with weapons or serious injuries are felonies.
Depending on the nature of the crime(s) committed, there may or may not be a jury trial. Either way—whether you will be tried before a judge or before a judge and jury—it is in your best interest to hire an experience Criminal Defense Attorney.
The sentencing for Domestic Violence and Battery Crimes can include expensive fines and years in jail, so in order to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case, don’t hesitate to call our Law Office at (702) 384-1001 for a Free Consultation. We fight aggressively to defend you in case, if you are facing intimidating Domestic Violence Charges against you in Las Vegas.