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Domestic Violence by Strangulation

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Domestic Violence Defense in Clark County

Domestic violence is a serious concern in Las Vegas, encompassing various forms of unlawful physical force or violence committed against individuals within the context of familial or domestic relationships. This can include acts of aggression towards family members, dating partners, cohabitants (such as roommates), or relatives. One specific charge within this spectrum is domestic battery by strangulation.

One may be charged with this crime if they were accused of using physical force to restrict a person's airflow, posing a grave risk to their safety. Like all domestic violence charges, being accused of domestic battery by strangulation can have far-reaching consequences. The potential fallout can be especially devastating if the accusation arises from a misunderstanding or false allegations. 

When such allegations emerge, it's crucial to seek an attorney to help uncover the truth. Accused individuals face potential legal penalties and damage to their reputation and personal life. At Goodman Law Group, we fight to ensure your side of the story is told and your rights are protected in court. 

If you’ve been accused of battery by strangulation in Las Vegas or the surrounding communities across Clark County, call our firm at (702) 825-7854 to schedule a free consultation. 

Potential Penalties for Battery by Strangulation Convictions 

Under Assembly Bill 164, a significant legal change has been introduced in Nevada regarding incidents of domestic battery that involve strangulation. This legislation has elevated such cases to felony charges, signifying the seriousness with which the state views these acts. To better understand the implications, it's essential to delve into the specifics stipulated in the Nevada Revised Statutes, section 200.481.

According to this statute, individuals accused of domestic battery involving strangulation can be charged with either a Category B or a Category C felony, depending on the circumstances and severity of the offense. These two categories carry distinct penalties, including:

  • Category B Felony: Conviction can result in a sentence of one to 20 years of incarceration in addition to fines of up to $10,000.
  • Category C Felony: Those found guilty of this offense may face a prison sentence ranging from one to five years. Convicted individuals may also be liable for fines of up to $15,000.

It's essential to note that specific criminal charges and penalties can vary depending on several factors, including the identity of the victim, whether the accused has a prior criminal record, and whether a deadly weapon was involved in the incident. 

Moreover, it's crucial to recognize that incidents of battery by strangulation can escalate to even more severe criminal charges, such as attempted murder. Conviction on an attempted murder charge can result in even more severe penalties, including lengthy imprisonment. 

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

What to Do if You’ve Been Accused

If you've been accused of battery by strangulation, it's essential to approach the situation with careful consideration and a clear plan.

  • Seek Legal Counsel: Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney like Attorney Goodman, who, as a board-certified lawyer in criminal law, specializes in assault-related cases. Our firm can provide vital guidance and representation throughout the legal process.
  • Confidentiality: Avoid discussing the case with anyone except your attorney. Anything you say to others, especially on social media, can potentially be used against you in court. It's crucial to protect your rights and maintain confidentiality during this time.
  • Be Patient: Your attorney will work to gather evidence and build a strong defense on your behalf. This may include examining witness statements, surveillance footage, medical records, or any other relevant information that could support your case.
  • Be Transparent: Cooperate with your attorney fully and honestly, providing them with all the details surrounding the incident. Transparency is essential for crafting an effective defense strategy. Your attorney may explore various legal avenues, such as challenging the evidence, questioning the credibility of the accuser, or pursuing a plea bargain, depending on the specifics of your case.

Remember that you have the right to a fair trial, and the burden of proof rests with the prosecution. Your attorney can vigorously advocate for your rights and work to achieve the best possible outcome, whether that means having the charges reduced, dismissed, or securing an acquittal. Facing allegations of battery by strangulation is serious, but with skilled legal representation, you can navigate the legal process and work towards a just resolution.

Contact Goodman Law Group today to start your defense. Reach out to us by calling (702) 825-7854.

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