Going through one domestic battery charge is enough to make anyone realize that the penalties of such a charge are serious. A second offense of domestic battery carries with it fines and penalties that can far exceed the penalties of a first offense. A charge is only considered a second offense if it is the second domestic battery charge against a person in a seven year period. This is categorized as a misdemeanor, but the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata knows that even a misdemeanor of this nature can affect someone’s entire life.
Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 200.485 covers the penalties associated with a second offense of domestic battery in a seven year period. A person can be charged with domestic battery against several persons whether family or not. The consequences for a second charge include several penalties that can hurt your wallet.
- A fine of five-hundred to one-thousand dollars will be imposed.
- A court administration fee of thirty-five dollars is charged.
- The accused must attend a domestic violence treatment course if convicted. That person must go to these classes for at least one-and-a-half hours per week for twelve months. The cost of these classes is covered by the accused.
Monetary issues are not all that a person accused of their second domestic battery offense has to worry about. The penalties are more stringent than those imposed on a first offense.
- If convicted the accused will serve between ten days and six months in jail.
- Community service ranging from one-hundred to two-hundred hours will be imposed.
Domestic battery is a serious charge with severe consequences. Even if you get off without any jail time a charge of this nature may preclude you from getting several types of jobs. We at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata have seen many people ruin their lives by not hiring a lawyer when accused of domestic battery. We want to make sure you don’t become one of them.