Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Attorney in Las Vegas

Domestic violence is a common offense that is usually thought of as an offense committed by a man against a woman. However, these charges are not limited by gender. Whether you’re a male or a female, if you are charged with family or dating violence, it is important to take the charges against you seriously by speaking with a domestic abuse defense attorney.

Domestic Violence Lawyer Representing Clients in North Las Vegas and Henderson

If you have been accused of family or dating violence, it is important to act quickly. The sooner you consult with legal counsel, the better chance you have of making informed legal decisions from the very beginning. Attorney Michael Pariente is an accomplished domestic violence lawyer in Las Vegas who will analyze your case, and help you develop the best defense possible.

Currently, Michael Pariente has taken several misdemeanor domestic violence cases to the United States Supreme Court because he is trying to change the law to give those accused of domestic violence the right to a jury trial. Under current Nevada law, a person facing these charges cannot receive a jury trial.

Request your initial consultation by calling our firm at (702) 466-1871 today.  

What Is Domestic Violence?

Some of the most common domestic violence offenses occurring in Las Vegas include:

Our firm defends clients who have been charged with the offenses listed above, as well as any other related offense. 

What Is Domestic Battery?

Most violent altercations between family members, roommates, or dating partners will result in one individual being charged with domestic battery. Battery is defined by NRS § 200.481 as intentionally touching, pushing, striking, or otherwise using force or violence against another individual against his or her will.

Battery becomes domestic battery when it is committed against a family member, household member or dating partner. If an individual is convicted of this offense for the first or second time, he or she can be ordered to spend up to six months in jail and be ordered to pay up to $1,000 in fines. Along with these penalties, an offender can also be sentenced to community service and counseling.

A third or subsequent offense that occurs within seven years of a previous family or dating violence offense can result in a prison sentence ranging from between one to five years.

A person convicted of domestic violence also forever loses his or her Second Amendment right to possess a gun – even for self-defense. A person who is not a citizen faces deportation. An abuse conviction leads to a person being presumed to be a less fit parent in child custody considerations.

Protective Orders in Las Vegas

If an individual alleges that he or she has been the victim of family or dating abuse, he or she may file a motion to have a protective order issued against the alleged offender. If granted, the protective order will usually be a temporary order, and will only be in effect for thirty days. If you have a protective order issued against you, you can request a hearing to determine if the protective order should be lifted.

The conditions of the protective order can involve:

  • Requiring the alleged offender to leave the home shared by both spouses/family members
  • Preventing the alleged offender from coming into physical contact with the petitioner
  • Preventing the alleged offender from contacting the petitioner by phone, electronically, or in any other way
  • Disallowing access to children

If the alleged offender violates the conditions of the protective order, he or she can be charged with a crime. Therefore, it is important to contact a defense attorney who can represent you in a protective order hearing and potentially have the protective ordered altered or removed.

Defense Options for Abuse Charges

Domestic violence charges can result from a variety of incidents and many times the prosecution’s case is based on the allegations of your accuser.

An experienced defense attorney may be able to have your charges dismissed or reduced by proving you acted in self-defense, the allegations against you are false or exaggerated, the alleged victim’s injuries are self-inflicted, and many other defense arguments.

Providing Valid Defense Options for Domestic Violence Charges 

Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is an aggressive defense firm in Las Vegas that provides valid defense options for individuals who have been charged with a crime stemming from a domestic dispute in Henderson, Clark County, Paradise, Las Vegas, and the surrounding areas.

If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, Pariente Law Firm, P.C. can help you. Call us today, free of charge at (702) 466-1871 or fill out our online form.

What Is Domestic Battery?

Most violent altercations between family members, roommates, or dating partners will result in one individual being charged with domestic battery. Battery is defined by NRS § 200.481 as intentionally touching, pushing, striking, or otherwise using force or violence against another individual against his or her will.

Battery becomes domestic battery when it is committed against a family member, household member or dating partner. If an individual is convicted of this offense for the first or second time, he or she can be ordered to spend up to six months in jail and be ordered to pay up to $1,000 in fines. Along with these penalties, an offender can also be sentenced to community service and counseling.

A third or subsequent offense that occurs within seven years of a previous family or dating violence offense can result in a prison sentence ranging from between one to five years.

A person convicted of domestic violence also forever loses his or her Second Amendment right to possess a gun – even for self-defense. A person who is not a citizen faces deportation. An abuse conviction leads to a person being presumed to be a less fit parent in child custody considerations.

Protective Orders in Las Vegas

If an individual alleges that he or she has been the victim of family or dating abuse, he or she may file a motion to have a protective order issued against the alleged offender. If granted, the protective order will usually be a temporary order, and will only be in effect for thirty days. If you have a protective order issued against you, you can request a hearing to determine if the protective order should be lifted.

If you have been arrested on domestic violence charges, Pariente Law Firm, P.C. can help you. Call us today, free of charge at (702) 466-1871 or fill out our online form.

The conditions of the protective order can involve:

  • Requiring the alleged offender to leave the home shared by both spouses/family members
  • Preventing the alleged offender from coming into physical contact with the petitioner
  • Preventing the alleged offender from contacting the petitioner by phone, electronically, or in any other way
  • Disallowing access to children

If the alleged offender violates the conditions of the protective order, he or she can be charged with a crime. Therefore, it is important to contact a defense attorney who can represent you in a protective order hearing and potentially have the protective ordered altered or removed.

Defense Options for Abuse Charges

Domestic violence charges can result from a variety of incidents and many times the prosecution’s case is based on the allegations of your accuser.

An experienced defense attorney may be able to have your charges dismissed or reduced by proving you acted in self-defense, the allegations against you are false or exaggerated, the alleged victim’s injuries are self-inflicted, and many other defense arguments.

Providing Valid Defense Options for Domestic Violence Charges 

Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is an aggressive defense firm in Las Vegas that provides valid defense options for individuals who have been charged with a crime stemming from a domestic dispute in Henderson, Clark County, Paradise, Las Vegas, and the surrounding areas.

 

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