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Domestic Violence

Las Vegas Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence allegations can be life-altering, potentially tarnishing reputations and imposing severe penalties on those accused. At Goodman Law Group, we understand the impact of these accusations on individuals and their families. Attorney Goodman is a board-certified trial attorney with over 27 years of experience in the field. He is deeply dedicated to defending his clients' rights, ensuring they receive a fair hearing and aggressive representation.

Grasping the intricacies of the law is paramount for your defense. We prioritize keeping our clients informed, educated, and empowered throughout their legal journey. Entrust your case to an attorney whose presence in the courtroom commands respect and inspires confidence.

Don't delay in seeking expert legal counsel. Contact us at (702) 825-7854 for a free consultation, and let Attorney Goodman’s recognized expertise be your guide.

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What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence refers to a pattern of abusive behavior – physical, emotional, psychological, or sexual – used by one person in a relationship to exert power and control over another. Additionally, as defined by NRS 200.481(1)(a), domestic battery is any “willful and unlawful” use of force or violence against another. These behaviors aren't exclusive to marital relationships; they can manifest in dating relationships, among cohabitants, and even between family members.

  • Physical Abuse. This includes hitting, slapping, punching, choking, or any other form of physical harm. Even denying medical treatment or forcing alcohol or drug use upon someone can be considered abuse.
  • Emotional and Psychological Abuse. This form of abuse might not leave visible scars but can be just as damaging. Tactics such as constant criticism, intimidation, undermining the victim’s self-worth or self-esteem, or trying to control their freedom can all be classified under this category.
  • Sexual Abuse. Any situation where an individual is forced into a sexual encounter against their will, even within a marital relationship, constitutes sexual abuse. 
  • Financial or Economic Abuse. Making or attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources, not allowing them to work, or obstructing their attempts to find work or attend school are forms of financial or economic abuse.
  • Stalking or Cyberstalking. Following someone, invading privacy, or making unwanted advances, especially repeatedly, can be deemed stalking. The advent of the digital age extends to online spaces where individuals might face harassment via emails, messages, or social media platforms.
  • Threats and Intimidation. Using the threat of physical violence, displaying weapons, destroying property, or other intimidating behaviors to instill fear in the victim are clear forms of domestic violence.

The Right Firm Makes a Difference

What You Can Expect with Us
  • Board Certified Attorney
    Attorney Goodman is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Free Consultations
    Discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation.
  • Featured in the Media
    Attorney Goodman has been featured on various media outlets, such as MSNBC, CourtTV, ESPN, The New York Post and more.
  • 27+ Years of Experience
    Attorney Goodman has over two decades of experience representing clients in a variety of serious criminal charges.
  • Available 24/7
    No matter the time of night or day, you can count on our firm.

Types of Domestic Violence Cases We Handle

Domestic violence is a broad area, encompassing a range of offenses. Each charge demands distinct defense strategies. At Goodman Law Group, we provide our clients with tailored legal solutions specific to the unique nature of their situation.

  • Battery. Physical harm or an unwanted touch in a domestic setting may result in a battery charge. 
  • Battery by Strangulation. A battery charge may be escalated when strangulation is involved, leading to extended jail time if convicted. 
  • Child Abuse. Accusations of child abuse are harshly prosecuted and can carry long-term repercussions, including permanent damage to your reputation, even if you are not convicted. 
  • Protective Restraining Orders. Contesting a protective order or defending an individual against an alleged violation requires a nuanced understanding of the law. 
  • Stalking. This can be physical or digital. With the rise of online platforms, cyberstalking claims have increased and the law has changed with the times.  
  • Substantial Bodily Harm. When domestic disputes lead to significant injuries, the accused may face charges of causing substantial bodily harm. The nature of these injuries and the event's circumstances play a critical role in determining the outcome.
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A Proven History Of Success

Recent Case Results
  • Dismissed Domestic Battery
  • Dismissed 2 Counts of Domestic Violence
  • Simple Battery (Misdemeanor) Domestic Battery by Strangulation
  • Dismissed Child Abuse, Neglect, OR Endangerment
  • Dismissed Battery

Real Stories from Real People

Reviews & Testimonials

See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Above and beyond my expectations."
    Being faced with such a difficult situation was overwhelming, but your strategic approach and guidance provided both comfort and hope.
    - Crystal L.
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    If someone wants competence, experience, straightforwardness, and results along with a great personality then they need Ross Goodman. He's the only attorney I would recommend. The quality I received with Ross cannot be overstated. He's the best!
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    - Samuel G.
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