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Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

First and second battery domestic violence charges are usually misdemeanor offenses in Nevada. Criminal offenses are categorized into misdemeanor or felony offenses based upon the potential penalties that the court may impose upon a conviction. A misdemeanor is the lesser of the two and is typically punishable by up to 12 months in county jail. A felony is punishable by a minimum of 1 year in a state correctional facility.

Specific battery domestic violence charges are charged as misdemeanor offenses:

  • First battery domestic violence charge: punishable by 2 days to 6 months in jail, 48 to 120 hours of community service, weekly counseling, drug/alcohol treatment, and fines of $200 to $1000.
  • Second battery domestic violence charge (within 7 years of the first offense): punishable by 10 days to 6 months in county jail, 100 to 200 hours of community service, counseling, drug/alcohol abuse treatment, and $500 to $1000 in fines.

Las Vegas Domestic Violence Lawyer

Although a first or second domestic violence offense results in lesser, misdemeanor, charges, it is important to note that these can still have detrimental effects upon a defendant’s future. As a domestic violence lawyer, I have seen just how serious misdemeanor domestic violence charges can be. A defendant may lose custody of his or her children or may be prohibited from coming into contact or within a certain distance of the victim in any way due to a temporary or permanent restraining order. A defendant may lose his or her job and may spend up to 6 months in county jail. Heavy fines may be imposed which will result in financial hardships for the defendant.

A skilled defense lawyer can help you avoid all of these and can fight on your behalf to contest your charges. I offer a free case evaluation to discuss your particular matter and represent clients throughout Henderson, Las Vegas and the surrounding areas in Clark County.

If you’ve been accused of domestic violence and need a skilled criminal defense attorney, contact the Law Office of Chip Siegel today!

601 S. 7th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 Criminal Defense DUI Defense