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Las Vegas Domestic Battery Attorney

Battery charges can significantly alter the trajectory of one's life. The repercussions of facing such allegations can be life-altering, both personally and professionally. Therefore, understanding the ins and outs of Nevada’s battery and domestic violence laws is crucial to protecting your rights.

Goodman Law Group understands the gravity of these charges. Regardless of the circumstances, Attorney Goodman's extensive knowledge and unique approach have proven instrumental for many clients in navigating the intricacies of the law. He stands ready to help the accused navigate the complexities of the legal system.

If you're facing charges, contact us at (702) 825-7854 for a free consultation.

The Intricacies of Domestic Violence Battery Charges

Battery committed against specific individuals in your family and/or household, such as spouses, ex-spouses, or cohabitants, can elevate a domestic violence offense to include battery. This is further broken up into a range of charges, each with distinct characteristics and differing consequences for a conviction.

  • Simple Battery. This is the most basic form of battery in a domestic setting. It entails any intentional and unlawful physical contact inflicted upon a family member, partner, or housemate without causing significant bodily harm.
  • Battery Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm. These injuries might include broken bones, deep cuts, or other physical damage that require medical attention. The legal system prosecutes such incidents harshly due to the potentially life-altering implications for the victim.
  • Battery by Strangulation. This charge focuses on incidents where an individual chokes or restricts the breathing of a family member, partner, or cohabitant. A conviction carries potentially harsh penalties due to the imminent life-threatening nature of strangulation.
  • Battery Against Vulnerable Persons. Certain individuals, like children, elderly family members, or those with disabilities, are more vulnerable to abuse. Battery against these groups in a domestic context carries stiff penalties.
  • Battery with a Deadly Weapon. When a perpetrator uses a weapon in a domestic violence incident, it significantly escalates the severity of the charge. This category covers incidents where items such as knives, guns, or any other weapon are used to threaten or inflict harm.

Fighting Domestic Battery Charges

Domestic Battery carries harsh penalties if found guilty. Ross Goodman has taken domestic battery to trial and won, and has successfully dismissed nearly 100 domestic batter cases, including:

  • Battery of a pregnant victim
  • Second offense domestic battery
  • Domestic battery by strangulation
  • And more

Penalties and Charges 

The consequences for battery convictions in Las Vegas are structured around the number of convictions over a period of seven years:

First-Time Offenses:

  • Classified as a misdemeanor
  • Potential jail time of up to six months
  • Fines that can reach up to $1,000
  • Mandatory community service
  • Required counseling sessions

Second Conviction:

  • Still deemed a misdemeanor
  • Jail time can range from ten days to six months
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Longer durations of community service
  • Extended counseling requirements

Third Conviction within Seven Years:

  • Charge escalates to a Category C felony
  • Imprisonment in state prison for one to five years
  • Fines can amount to $10,000

It's crucial to recognize that the repercussions of a conviction stretch far beyond legal penalties. A guilty verdict can tarnish your reputation, diminish employment opportunities, and strain personal relationships.

Possible Defenses

Attorney Goodman is a strong presence in the courtroom. As a Las Vegas native with a distinguished tenure as a Marine Corps major, his reputation precedes him.

Our firm’s approach to your defense incorporates:

  • In-Depth Case Scrutiny. We delve into every aspect of the evidence, including witness testimonies and other relevant data.
  • Customized Defense Planning. With our extensive experience, we can design a defense strategy tailored specifically to your case.
  • Proactive Negotiations. We negotiate with the prosecution to reduce charges or aim for case dismissals whenever feasible.
  • Courtroom Advocacy. If a trial becomes inevitable, you can trust Attorney Goodman to fiercely defend your rights.
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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 Battery
  • Dismissed Child Abuse, Neglect, OR Endangerment

Protecting Your Rights, Securing Your Future

Facing battery charges is a daunting experience. However, with the right legal counsel, you can ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible chance of a favorable outcome.

Goodman Law Group offers strategic and personalized representation in battery cases. Born out of commitment and backed by years of experience, we are here to help make a difference in your legal journey.

Contact us today at (702) 825-7854 for a consultation. Your future is worth fighting for, and we are here to help.

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