Domestic Violence Cases
Domestic violence cases are very serious matters and should not be handled without a skilled attorney on your side.
- All domestic violence offenses in California and Nevada have two things the prosecution must prove in order to convict someone.
- Battery – there must be some sort physical contact that constitutes a battery.
- Domestic relation – there must be some sort of relationship between the victim and the perpetrator that makes this battery a domestic violence offense.
- California and Nevada differ on what relationships can qualify to make an offense domestic, but at the very least the following relationships would qualify in either state:
- Husband / Wife, Father / Mother, Ex-husband or ex-wife, Cohabitants, People in a dating relationship.
- Both California and Nevada can charge domestic violence as either a misdemeanor or felony. Therefore, the possible jail or prison sentences can vary widely.
- In addition to jail time, people convicted of domestic violence can face other consequences including:
- Firearms prohibitions
- No contact or stay away orders (restraining orders)
- Mandatory domestic violence classes and/or counseling