Domestic battery charges can carry very sharp consequences if a person is convicted. Domestic battery occurs when a person willfully and unlawfully uses force or violence against anyone mentioned in Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 33.018. These people include both family members and some non-family members. Even first offenses can carry serious consequences, but the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata is experienced in all related laws and will work diligently to have your name cleared.
NRS 200.485 covers all penalties for domestic battery charges. A domestic violence first offense occurs when it is the first charge in a seven year period. This is considered a misdemeanor. There can be substantial financial costs to the accused if they are not acquitted.
Financial penalties are not all that a person accused of domestic battery has to worry about. There is also the real possibility of jail time and other penalties.
Even a first offense of domestic battery can carry serious repercussions that can follow you throughout the rest of your life. It is important to seek experienced legal counsel. We at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata will work tirelessly to maintain your freedom.