Las Vegas Domestic Violence Attorney
Any legal matter that involves domestic violence is extremely serious and
should be addressed with the guidance and assistance of an experienced
attorney. Whether you are seeking help in the presence of domestic violence
or need a skilled
criminal defense lawyer to represent you in the face of allegations, our law firm can help.
Gordon Law Offices offers a free initial consultation so that you can discuss
your situation with a Las Vegas divorce lawyer and make the right decisions
about your case – the decisions that will protect your interests
Helping Victims of Domestic Violence in Vegas
Have you or a loved one been the victim of domestic violence, child abuse,
spousal abuse or child neglect? It is important to contact law enforcement
as soon as possible. It is also important to consider involving an attorney
who can help you seek a temporary
protective order or who can help you with such issues as
child custody, terminating
visitation rights or obtaining
guardianship of an abused child. We are also experienced in dealing with
Child Protective Services and can assist you in this regard.
Domestic violence is defined as any sort of violent confrontation that
takes place between family members or people living in the same household.
The most common instance of domestic violence is between a man and woman
who live together – not necessarily married, but living under the
same roof. Weapons do not need to be used to be considered domestic violence,
but there are instances where the violence reaches the point of broken
property and dangerous weapons are used.
If you have been a victim of domestic violence, our attorneys may be able
to help you fight for justice and hold the person responsible for their
actions. The most important thing to us is your safety. We will use our
knowledge, experience and resources to help you take proper legal action.
Challenging Frivolous Domestic Violence Allegations
At times, allegations of domestic violence or abuse are made for frivolous
reasons. They may be made in a custody dispute or may be filed for reasons
of revenge, anger or jealousy. Not only do false allegations of domestic
violence place the accused at risk of imprisonment and other serious penalties,
but they also lessen the impact that real allegations have and can negatively
influence real victims of domestic violence.
The penalties for domestic violence are harsh. If you are being charged
for battery without using a weapon and without leaving permanent damage,
then you would be facing a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are punishable by
up a jail sentence of up to 180 days and/or up to a $1,000 fine. If you
are being charged with battery involving a weapon or serious injuries,
then the charge is a felony.
Charged with domestic violence? Know what to expect!
The court process involving domestic violence has several steps. You are
only forced to testify in court if you receive a subpoena which orders
you to testify in a trial. The court process has four steps:
Arraignment: You would be ordered to appear in court and this is when you find out
what charges you are facing and you will give a plea. Then the second
court date is scheduled and it is crucial to hire an attorney at this stage.
Pretrial Conference: You would attend the conference with your lawyer and the prosecutor will
recommend a sentence to the judge in exchange for a guilty plea. You will
be informed of the sentence and you can decide to plead guilty at this
point or refuse and a trial date will be set.
Trial: The victim and any witnesses will have to testify in court and the prosecutor
will present evidence and then you and your lawyer will present your testimony
and evidence. The judge will decide if you are guilty or not guilty.
Sentencing: Depending on the judge's decision the sentence will reflect his or
her ruling at the trial and can include a jail sentence, community service,
fines, and even counseling.
Learn More from a Divorce Attorney in Las Vegas
Challenging domestic violence allegations is an intricate process and there
is a lot at stake if the judge rules against you. This is why it is vital
to have the assistance of a skilled attorney who is familiar with these
types of cases. Let a Las Vegas domestic violence lawyer at our law offices
protect your legal rights in the face of false domestic violence accusations.
Don't wait to
contact a Las Vegas divorce attorney from our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss