Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Using unlawful physical force or violence committed to a family member, your dating partner, someone you live with (roommates), or relatives, the crime committed is domestic violence.

Being charged with domestic battery is a serious matter. One of the social consequences is losing your job, or losing your custody for your kids, or getting a permanent criminal record.

There are several innocent people who were charged with Battery Domestic Violence. Below is a list of things you need to know about Battery Domestic Violence with Strangulation.

Definition

The state of Nevada defines strangulation as intentionally using pressure on the throat or blocking airways to stop or decrease normal breathing or blood flow of another person that could result in serious injury or death.

Domestic Violence by Strangulation

The Nevada state laws for battery domestic violence with strangulation situations were categorized as misdemeanor offense. The penalties only have maximum of 6 month in jail and fines up to $1,000. With a new bill passed in July 2009, domestic violence with strangulation increased the offense to felony. The penalties include:

Category C Felony

  • Possible imprisonment for 1 to 5 years;
  • $15,000 fine;
  • $35 administrative assessment fee.

Category B Felony

If the defendant is a parolee or probationer, and/or the strangulation was committed with a deadly weapon:

  • Possible imprisonment from 1 to 20 years;
  • $10,000 fine;
  • $35 administrative assessment fee.

Attorney Ross Goodman – Domestic Battery by Strangulation Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been arrested for battery domestic violence with strangulation, contact a highly qualified domestic violence attorney Ross Goodman to talk about the particular facts of your case, and to know your possible defenses. Ross Goodman is an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to find ways to help get charges reduced or dismissed, and penalties minimized.

It is important to get someone familiar with the Las Vegas criminal court process and police system. A comprehensive knowledge of the system and expert analysis of your case can lead to a winning defense strategy. Call Ross Goodman now and schedule a free case evaluation.