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Domestic Battery

A Domestic Battery Lawyer Ready to Fight for Client Freedoms

A domestic battery charge is a serious offense in Nevada. Even in the event an alleged victim does not wish to pursue charges, the District or City Attorney’s office can still pursue the charges. As a result, just about every domestic violence case must go before a judge, whether a person is guilty or not. It is not a good idea for a person to go to court without an experienced domestic battery attorney. Many times, it is necessary to go to trial to get the charges cleared. If they can’t be cleared, there are severe penalties for domestic battery in Nevada. To get the best possible outcome, the accused needs to get in touch with an experienced domestic violence lawyer immediately.

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Domestic Battery Charges Require a Strong Defense

Domestic Battery Defined

In the state of Nevada, domestic violence is charged whenever someone willfully and unlawfully uses violence against someone that is family by blood or marriage, a spouse or former spouse, a current or former dating partner, a person with whom they have a child in common or the minor child of any of those persons, or the legal guardian of their child. According to Nevada law, any unwanted touching, no matter how light, is considered battery.

Some Examples of What Can Constitute Battery in Nevada:

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There is More to Domestic Battery Than Just Hitting

• Hitting (such as punching or slapping)
• Pushing or shoving
• Choking
• Biting
• Cutting
• Burning
• Poisoning
• Spilling or throwing something on a person
• Tugging on a person’s clothes
• Any indirect unlawful touching such as throwing objects

Battery does not necessarily mean that someone is/was injured as a result of unlawful touching. The accused can be convicted of domestic violence even without any injuries resulting from the act. However, if substantial bodily harm occurred, if it was battery by strangulation, or if the battery was committed with a deadly weapon, the domestic battery is considered a felony.

Jesse Kalter Law Can Help Those Charged with Domestic Battery and Other Crimes

There are several possible defenses for domestic battery. As a criminal defense lawyer, Jesse Kalter has obtained countless dismissals and not guilty verdicts for many of his clients through a deep understanding of the law and a tenacious pursuit of justice. He has worked on all kinds of cases across multiple areas of the law. He is an experienced DUI attorney and records expungement lawyer. He is also available to provide representation with sexual assault and lewdness charges, fraud/theft crimes, and murder charges. He is available to serve Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Yerington, Douglas County and all other Northern NV rural counties.

A Domestic Battery Lawyer Ready to Assist Now
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