Domestic battery charges can carry serious consequences if a person is convicted. These penalties get worse if the accused receives multiple charges within a seven year period. A first conviction of domestic battery involving strangulation carries penalties just as severe, and sometimes worse, than a third offense of domestic battery.
Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) 200.485, 33.018 and 193.130 cover the definitions and penalties involved in strangulation related domestic battery incidents. A first offense is charged as a Category C felony which is just as bad as a third offense of simple domestic battery. The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata has extensive experience in these laws and knows how they can negatively affect a person.
A single alleged domestic battery incident involving the strangulation of a person can instantly ruin the life of the accused. Penalties are severe and the charge may affect several types of employment opportunities in your future. NRS 33.018 lists several people that can change a battery charge into a domestic battery or domestic battery involving strangulation charge if they are the alleged victim. Some of these people do not even have to be related to you.
We here at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata want you to understand that these are very serious charges. A maximum sentence can take away the best years of a person’s life. It is very dangerous to go against the state without a competent lawyer when you are accused of charges of this nature.