Domestic Battery Substantial Bodily Harm


Any type of charge stemming from an alleged domestic battery incident can have serious repercussions on the life of the accused. Usually it takes three domestic battery convictions in a seven year period for a person to be charged with a Category C felony which carries far more harsh penalties than any misdemeanor conviction. Domestic battery which results in substantial bodily harm is a different case altogether. Here at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata we want to make sure that you understand how serious these charges can be.

Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 200.485 and 200.481 deal with the definitions and penalties of domestic battery incidents which result in substantial bodily harm. The alleged crime is charged as a Category C felony and is therefore just as severe as obtaining three domestic battery charges within a seven year period. The penalties are severe.

  • As with all domestic battery incidents there is a thirty-five dollar administrative fee applied.
  • If convicted a person can be fined up to $10,000 on their first offense.

Domestic battery involving substantial bodily harm also brings with it the possibility of serious prison time. For a first offense a convicted person can serve between one and five years in the state prison system. This penalty is also as harsh as receiving domestic battery third within seven years.

We at the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata are committed to fighting all charges against you. These charges are very serious and carry with them very serious consequences; so you need an experienced lawyer on your side. We will be your rock to stand on during these difficult proceedings.

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