Domestic Violence Attorneys Las Vegas, NV
When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, including domestic violence, the most important step you can take is to hire a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney. The same goes for charges of domestic violence or any other violent crime. Domestic violence charges can result in a conviction that leaves a permanent mark on you record, preventing you from getting a job, an apartment, or a home loan because of your outstanding record. You could even lose your right to bear arms. This is why it is in your best interest to contact the Las Vegas domestic violence defense lawyers at our firm as soon as possible in order to fight your charges.
Nevada Domestic Violence Laws
In the state of Nevada protective orders are court orders that prohibit someone from getting within a certain distance of someone else for a designated period of time. In many cases protective orders are also called restraining orders. Protective orders and or restraining orders are issued after the authorities have been called to a property regarding possible domestic violence. Restraining orders are designed to protect a battered spouse, significant other, roommate or domestic violence victim. Per Nevada law protective orders stay in effect until the next court hearing. The next court hearing is usually a domestic violence arraignment.
|Code Section||33.017, et seq.|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Enjoin contact; exclude from dwelling, school, or employment; regarding minors: temporary custody, visitations|
|Duration of Order||Temporary order: maximum 30 days or until hearing. Extended order: 1 year|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||Misdemeanor or maximum penalty prescribed by law. If violation by violent physical act: fine $1,000 or community service 200 hours; jail, minimum 5 days, maximum 6 months; attorney and medical costs; counseling|
|Who May Apply for Order||Spouse, former spouse, blood or marital relative, parent of one’s child, dating relation, minor|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||Court assesses against respondent at final disposition and can reduce or waive them|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||Copy by end of next business day to appropriate law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over residence, school, child care facility, or place of employment|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||Yes, contempt of court|
Types of Protective Orders
Prohibiting Contact: Some protective orders prohibit contact between people. This is common in cases of domestic violence. An abusive spouse or former spouse may be ordered to stay away from the other spouse or former spouse, or their children, if child abuse is involved.
Excluding From Dwelling, School, Employment: In some situations, contact may be necessary between an alleged abuser and a victim. In this case, an order preventing the alleged abuser from visiting the victim’s home, school, or place of employment. This will give the victim their privacy, but may give the opportunity for contact in public spaces.
Possessing a Firearm: If there is a strong history of violence between the abuser and victim, and especially if the abuser has threatened the victim’s life, the court may prohibit the abuser from owning or possessing a firearm.
Legal Consequences For Violating A Protective Order
Violating a restraining order can come with many different penalties. Every restraining order violation will put the violator in contempt of court. This is a crime punishable by jail time as well as fines. For a second or subsequent violation of a domestic violence restraining order, the minimum jail time is thirty days.
Get Legal Help From Our Protective Order Lawyers
If you would like to know more about protective orders and your rights if there is a protective order, or restraining order, against you contact our Las Vegas restraining order lawyers for a free consult.
Having practiced law in Clark County, NV since 1998, I have over a decade of experience. Much of that time was spent as a former prosecutor, giving me insight into your prosecutor’s strategies. I understand that domestic disputes can spiral out of control, particularly in-home disputes. That is why I would be happy to discuss the details of your case through a confidential case evaluation meeting. Together, we can work towards a strong defense so that you can obtain the court ruling you deserve. Call or email us today to set up your free initial consultation appointment.
Hiring the Las Vegas domestic violence attorneys from my firm behooves you if you have been arrested, or if you are under investigation for domestic violence. I can provide aggressive pre-charge investigation defense, as well as fight for you in court. Call my offices right away at (702) 420-3199 or fill out our case evaluation form. With extensive experience on my side, I am more than capable of providing you with the legal defense you need! Contact our Las Vegas domestic violence defense lawyers today!
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