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Domestic Violence in Las Vegas

Domestic violence is a violent confrontation that occurs between family members or between people who live together or between people in a dating relationship. It can happen between a father and daughter/son, mother and daughter/son, an adult child and elderly parent, but it most often occurs between a man and a woman living together, married or not. Sometimes weapons are used, sometimes property is damaged, but most often the physical violence increases in frequency and level over time. Call now to discuss your Las Vegas Nevada Domestic Violence case.
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Domestic violence is a violent confrontation that occurs between family members or between people who live together or between people in a dating relationship. It can happen between a father and daughter/son, mother and daughter/son, an adult child and elderly parent, but it most often occurs between a man and a woman living together, married or not. Sometimes weapons are used, sometimes property is damaged, but most often the physical violence increases in frequency and level over time.

Why were charges filed?

The police officers, who responded to the place where the incident occurred, believed that a crime had been committed.

If the police officers believed that a battery had been committed they must make a police report for the incident. If possible, the officers must also arrest the person who they believe battered another person within 24 hours of the battery. That person must spend a minimum of 12 hours in jail before he/she can be released.

If the officers are not able to arrest the person who they believe committed a domestic battery, they must submit appropriate paperwork to the LVMPD Domestic Violence Unit. Detectives review the reports and evidence and may submit the case for possible prosecution.

Other police reports such as; violation of protective orders, destruction of private property, stalking or harassment, may also be submitted to the LVMPD Domestic Violence detectives for evidence review and possible prosecution.

Misdemeanor or felony.

Generally, if the battery involved a weapon (such as a knife or gun) or the injuries did not result in permanent physical damage, then the crime against the Defendant is classified as a misdemeanor. The maximum possible penalty for a misdemeanor is $1,000.00 fine and/or 180 days in jail.

Misdemeanors that occur within the city of Las Vegas are prosecuted by the City Attorney's Office. Batteries with weapons or serious injury are felonies. The Clark County District Attorney's Office prosecutes all felony cases and any misdemeanor cases that occur outside of the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson.

Testifying in court:

A person only has to testify in court if you receive a subpoena ordering you to appear in court to testify in a trial.

Dropping charges:

You are not the one who filed charges. The District Attorney, the City Attorney and NRS prohibit dismissal unless the prosecutor is unable to prove the defendant guilty of committing the crime.

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