Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence or spousal abuse is a serious accusation.

domestic violenceIf you have been charged with domestic violence in Las Vegas, it is critical that you get legal representation as quickly as possible.  The outcome of your case can affect the rest of your life:  jobs you can get, people you might date, reputation among friends and family.

Everyone is aware there are countless victims of domestic violence.  Some of the victims are not the spouses or the children, but the people who are accused of this crime.  The Las Vegas criminal defense team of Cal Potter represents individuals, like yourself, who may be accused of domestic violence.  Because the ramifications are so grand, ignoring this accusation and allowing the legal process to just churn along is the worst thing you can do for yourself.  Sympathies for victims makes it nearly impossible to gain a fair outcome without the help of an experienced domestic violence attorney in Las Vegas.  Because of divorce and issues regarding domestic separation such as custody, child support, financial distribution of property, accusations of domestic violence are often falsely made.

Some of the consequences of a guilty sentence in a domestic violence case are as follows:

  • Public humiliation
  • An inability to get certain jobs that look at your criminal record
  • Jail time
  • Fines and penalties
  • Community Service Penalties
  • If classified as a misdemeanor, a future claim can easily lead to felony convictions
  • Forced admission to a drug or alcohol program if that is deemed to be part of the cause

Because there are laws requiring prosecution of individuals accused of domestic violence, this is an issue that will not generally resolve without the help of a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney.

Domestic Violence penalties in Las Vegas:

 

Jail Time

Fines / Assessments

Other Penalties

First Offense


At least 2 days and up to 6 months$200 – $1,000 (plus court costs)Community Service, Counseling
Second Offense
10 days to 6 months$500 – $1,000 (plus court costs)100 -200 hours of community service, counseling
Third Offense

1 year to 5 years

Up to $10,000Felony, No Probation

According to some studies, less than 1% of domestic violence cases are reported to authorities, meaning the cases that are reported will generally carry with them an assumption of guilt to the accused.  Can you afford to take your chances the legal system “will treat you fairly?”

Domestic violence must be taken seriously, and if you have been accused of this crime, you need legal representation.  The Law Offices of Cal Potter can help you get the best legal outcome in Las Vegas domestic violence cases.  Our lawyers represent those accused of criminal matters and have great success obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients.  Please see our case study page for some examples of our work!

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