Domestic Battery First Penalties
Domestic battery charges can carry very sharp consequences if a person is convicted. Domestic battery occurs when a person willfully and unlawfully uses force or violence against anyone mentioned in Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 33.018. These people include both family members and some non-family members. Even first offenses can carry serious consequences, but the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata is experienced in all related laws and will work diligently to have your name cleared.
NRS 200.485 covers all penalties for domestic battery charges. A domestic violence first offense occurs when it is the first charge in a seven year period. This is considered a misdemeanor. There can be substantial financial costs to the accused if they are not acquitted.
- A fine of at least two-hundred dollars but not more than one-thousand dollars will be levied against the accused.
- A domestic violence treatment program must be attended for not less than one-and-a-half hours per week for at least six months. The accused cannot be made to go longer than twelve months. The full price of this therapy falls on the accused.
- A thirty-five dollar administration fee is charged by the court.
Financial penalties are not all that a person accused of domestic battery has to worry about. There is also the real possibility of jail time and other penalties.
- A first offense of domestic battery in a seven year period can bring with it jail time ranging from two days to six months.
- A first offense also carries 48 to 120 hours of community service if convicted.
- The judge may choose to let the accused serve their jail sentence intermittently, but each period of imprisonment must be at least four consecutive hours.
Even a first offense of domestic battery can carry serious repercussions that can follow you throughout the rest of your life. It is important to seek experienced legal counsel. We at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata will work tirelessly to maintain your freedom.