➥ Battery does not necessarily mean that someone is/was injured as a result of the unlawful touching. The accused can be convicted of battery even without any injuries resulting from the act.
Penalties for battery in the state of Nevada can vary greatly depending on the situation. If this is your first or second offense in a 7-year timespan then you are looking at a misdemeanor charge with the following sentence as long as no deadly weapons, strangulation, or substantial bodily harm was involved:
• Up to $1,000 in fines
• Up to 200 hours of community service
• Weekly counseling sessions for up to 1 year, and
• Up to 6 months in jail. However the judge usually imposes no jail for the 1st offense and 10 days for the second offense
➤ If you are accused of a 3rd domestic violence charge within a 7-year timespans then you are looking at a felony battery charge which carries a punishment of 1 to 5 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines.
➤ If convicted of domestic violence, be prepared for mandatory jail time, long-term domestic violence counseling, losing all rights to own and carry a firearm and lengthy court review hearings. Subsequent domestic violence/ domestic battery convictions have enhanced penalties.
If you have been charged with domestic violence or domestic battery, hiring an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer is a must. Our law firm has handled thousands of cases, hiring the right attorney can and will make a huge difference in the outcome of your domestic violence charge.