Domestic violence allegations brought by a spouse, intimate partner or other member of a close relationship are taken seriously by Nevada authorities. Police are required to arrest individuals accused of this type of conduct within 24 hours of the report. Even a first conviction for domestic violence battery could result in a jail term of up to six months. This is in addition to potential civil sanctions, which could prevent a parent from seeing their children or place other restrictions on his or her freedom. At Miley Law Firm, P.C. in Las Vegas, I have defended clients accused of domestic violence and other offenses for more than 25 years. By going beyond what’s in the police report and determining what actually occurred, I work to help individuals avoid unfair punishment.
Domestic violence covers a group of crimes where the alleged victim and perpetrator are:
As an accomplished Nevada criminal defense attorney, I am capable of handling any type of litigation where some has been accused of domestic violence, including charges of:
Nevada requires police to make an arrest when domestic violence is reported, even if the responding officer doesn’t fully understand what occurred. In addition to other penalties, a misdemeanor or felony domestic violence conviction can infringe upon your rights, affecting child custody arrangements and preventing you from purchasing a gun. If you were acting in self-defense or the purported victim did not accurately portray what happened, it’s important to stand up for yourself.
After a domestic violence arrest, the complainant might also initiate a civil action seeking an order that prevents the accused individual from going certain places. The restraining order might also bar someone from communicating with the alleged victim and others, possibly even the defendant’s children. My firm is committed to learning your side of the story and challenging the imposition of a restraining order that is not supported by the facts. If untrue charges are made due to an emotional divorce or some other relationship problem, I am here to show present the real story to the court.