Emotional abuse is one of the more complex forms of domestic violence. Because abuse is emotional or mental in nature, there may be no apparent physical injuries. This means that allegations or criminal charges may be brought against you even when the alleged victim does not have physical injuries – or really any true proof that you have committed an act of emotional abuse. Unfortunately, this is a real possibility because law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys are so adamant about finding and stopping actual domestic violence. People who have done nothing wrong may find that they are facing criminal charges because of a false or exaggerated accusation.
Emotional abuse in accordance with domestic violence may include a number of actions: isolation, belittling, accusing, criticizing, embarrassing and controlling. This may be committed against an adult or a child. Although physical violence may not be a part of emotional abuse charges, the penalties may still be severe.
A conviction for domestic violence involving emotional abuse may include imprisonment, fines, community service and other penalties, although these will depend upon the particular circumstances of your case, the alleged victim, whether you have prior domestic violence convictions and the jurisdiction.
Las Vegas Domestic Violence Lawyer
As an experienced Clark County domestic violence lawyer, I am familiar with representing clients who have been accused of or arrested for emotional abuse. I understand that these cases are often complex and that aggressive representation is necessary in order to defend your rights. As a former prosecutor and defense attorney with specific experience in emotional abuse and domestic violence charges throughout Las Vegas, Henderson and the rest of Clark County, I have what it takes to be successful. I welcome you to contact my firm for a free case evaluation so I can discuss your charges and what I can do to help you.
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