Any domestic battery accusation can lead to serious charges being made against you by the state. Depending on the circumstances and number of offenses in a seven year period a person can spend a large portion of their life in jail. One single domestic battery incident involving a deadly weapon, even if no actual bodily harm occurs, carries with it penalties sometimes more severe than a third domestic battery conviction.
Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 200.485 and 200.481 cover the definitions and penalties associated with a domestic battery incident involving a deadly weapon which results in no substantial bodily harm. This charge is listed as a Category B felony. This is much worse than domestic battery involving strangulation or three domestic battery convictions in seven years each of which is only charged as a Category C felony. Domestic battery with a deadly weapon resulting in no substantial bodily harm carries several severe penalties.
- As with all domestic battery charges a thirty-five dollar administration fee is applied.
- If convicted a person faces between two and ten years in a state prison. This maximum penalty is twice as harsh as the penalty for actually causing substantial bodily harm without a deadly weapon.
- You can face fines amounting to $10,000 if convicted. This is the same penalty as a third domestic battery charge in seven years.
Domestic battery charges stemming from the use of a deadly weapon will ruin a person’s life. The alleged victim need not even sustain serious bodily harm for the penalties to apply in this case. We at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata want you to have an experienced lawyer on your side. We will strive to have the best outcome possible.
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