Domestic Battery Third Penalties
Anyone who has gone through two domestic battery charges can attest to the fact that courts do not go easy on people that they believe are a danger to their family or others. A third domestic battery charge carries with it consequences that make the penalties of a first and second offense seem elementary. A third offense is charged as a Category C felony. The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata has seen what this type of felony conviction can do to a person, and we are here to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.
Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 200.485 and 193.130 set forth the penalties of a third domestic battery charge in a seven year period. NRS 33.018 lists several people that can turn a battery charge into a domestic battery charge if they are the alleged victim. A third offense has financial penalties that can literally be ten times higher than the fine on a second offense.
- As with all domestic battery charges the accused will owe a thirty-five dollar administration fee.
- The fine for a third domestic battery charge can go all the way up to $10,000. This is literally ten times the maximum fine of a second charge.
A third domestic battery charge also carries with it the very real possibility of a lengthy prison sentence. A second charge only carries with it the possibility of six months in jail. Because a third offense is considered a Category C felony NRS 193.130 states that the accused must be sentenced to at least one year in prison and can even receive up to five years.
A conviction on domestic battery charges carries extreme consequences on a third offense. The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata knows that any of these penalties can negatively affect the rest of your life. You will need a lawyer experienced in these cases to have the best chances of clearing your name, and we are here to do that for you.